Transport Department

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Transport Department
運輸署
Hong Kong Dept of Transport Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed1968
Headquarters41/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Employees1,243 (March 2008) [2]
Annual budgetHK$1,108.9m (2008-09) [3]
Agency executive
  • Ingrid Yeung, Commissioner for Transport
Websitewww.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 (歷任署長) is currently held by Ingrid Yeung (楊何蓓茵).[2] The Commissioner reports to the Secretary for Transport and Housing.

List of commissioners:

  • Brian D. Wilson (惠柳新) (1972-1974)
  • Ian Macpherson (麥法誠) (1974-1978)
  • Alan Thomas Armstrong-Wright (顏敦禮) (1978-1982)
  • Peter F. Leeds (李舒) (1982-1987)
  • James So Yiu-cho (蘇燿祖) (1987-1989)
  • Gordon Siu (蕭炯柱) (1989-1992)
  • Rafael Hui Si-yan (許仕仁) (1992-1995)
  • Lily Yam Kwan Pui-ying (任關佩英) (1995-1997)
  • Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun (羅范椒芬) (1997-1998)
  • Robert Charles Law Footman (霍文) (1998-2005)
  • Alan Wong Chi-kong (黃志光) (2005-2009)
  • Joseph Lai (黎以德) (2009-2012)
  • Susie Ho Shuk-yee (何淑兒) (July 2012-October 2012)
  • Ingrid Yeung (楊何蓓茵) (since October 2012)

See also[edit]

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