Transport Department (Hong Kong)

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Transport Department

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Hong Kong Dept of Transport Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1968
Headquarters 41/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Employees 1,243 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget HK$1,108.9m (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Ingrid Yeung, Commissioner for Transport
Website www.td.gov.hk

The Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong is a department of the civil service responsible for transportation-related policy in Hong Kong. The department is under the Transport and Housing Bureau.

The Transport Department was created in 1968 as a separate department within the Hong Kong Government.[1] Prior to 1968 it was assigned to the Transport Office under the Colonial Secretary's department.

Role and responsibilities[edit]

  • registration of vehicles in Hong Kong
  • licensing of rail and bus operators in Hong Kong
  • licensing offices
  • all roads within Hong Kong
  • co-ownership of bridges and tunnels (mainly a public-private mix)
  • 18,000 on-street metered parking spaces

Leadership[edit]

The post of Commissioner for Transport is currently held by Ingrid Yeung, and was previously held by Joseph Lai.[2] The Commissioner reports to the Secretary for Transport and Housing.

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