TCU's fourth quarterly report of 2018 released
The Transport Complaints Unit (TCU) of the Transport Advisory Committee received 7 918 complaints and suggestions in the fourth quarter of 2018, with 47 pure suggestions. The total number of cases represents an increase of 7.1 per cent as compared with 7 394 cases in the previous quarter and an increase of 18.8 per cent when compared with 6 666 cases in the same quarter of 2017.
The complaints and suggestions received during the quarter were mostly related to public transport services (87 per cent), enforcement matters (10 per cent) and traffic conditions (1 per cent).
The number of cases on public transport services increased by 6.5 per cent from 6 461 in the previous quarter to 6 880 this quarter, while complaints and suggestions on traffic conditions decreased from 131 to 121. Cases about road maintenance decreased from 56 to 33 and the number of complaints about illegal parking and other enforcement matters increased from 700 to 860.
All the complaints and suggestions received by the TCU in the quarter were referred to the relevant government departments and public transport operators for follow-up action.
During the period under review, investigations into 7 472 cases were completed. Of these, 5 466 cases (73 per cent) were found to be substantiated, 73 cases (1 per cent) were unsubstantiated, and the remaining 1 933 cases (26 per cent) could not be pursued due to lack of evidence.
For the substantiated cases, the relevant government departments and public transport operators have either taken steps to rectify the situation or are considering possible solutions to the problems identified. Among these cases, 104 drivers were summonsed by the Police.
During the quarter, the relevant government departments and public transport operators took on board 14 suggestions made by the public to enhance public transport services and improve traffic conditions. A summary of the cases is in the Appendix.
Members of the public may make their suggestions or complaints to the TCU by dialling the hotline 2889 9999 (voice mail service is available outside office hours), by fax to 2577 1858, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling in a form on the TCU website (www.info.gov.hk/tcu).
Ends/Thursday, March 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
Issued at HKT 17:00