2014-01-28
Re: DB Crime Rates
IDC, Traffic and Transport Committee 
Paper T&TC 28/2021 
Question on the responsibilities and operation of passenger liaison group
 
  Ms Amy YUNG notified this Council that she would raise the following enquiry at the Traffic and Transport Committee meeting to be held on 17 May 2021: 
 
“    The Passenger Liaison Group (PLG) under the Transportation Department of the Hong Kong Resort Company Limited is formed for collecting residents’ views on local traffic but it is lax in operation and lacks transparency:  
 
1. PLG does not set the meeting dates annually.  Attendees are notified only around 10 days before the meeting.  On one occasion, the agenda was published on the afternoon of the meeting day listing the topics to be discussed, making it difficult for the village representatives and residents to prepare for the meeting.
2. The staff of the Discovery Bay Transportation Services Limited (DBTPL) expelled resident from the meeting.  Recently, they used the epidemic as a pretext for not allowing people to observe the meetings, contrary to the practice of the Discovery Bay City Owners’ Committee.
3. The meeting topics are repetitive.  For instance, the issue of hire cars have been discussed for years without any progress.
 
    As such, I would like DBTPL and the Transport Department (TD) to arrange representatives to attend the meeting to respond to the following: 
 
1. In order to increase the transparency of PLG and improve the acceptance of new measures among residents, would DBTPL set the meeting dates annually in advance and allow residents to observe the meeting with agendas posting on the notice boards in buildings listing discussion items in detail at least 7 days before the meeting so that the village representatives would have enough time to collect residents’ views for reflecting at the meeting?
2. How would TD ensure that the minutes of meeting provided by DBTPL and the Discovery Bay Transit Services Limited fully reflect the residents’ views?  ”
 
Islands District Council Secretariat File Ref.: IS 143/5/01 
Date: 30 April 2021 
 
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