China to Tackle Olympic Pollution – BBC News

1227cars.jpgFrom BBC News:

Beijing is to invest heavily in public transport ahead of the 2008 Olympics in a bid to cut pollution, officials say.

The road network is to be improved and the subway system extended, a spokesman for Beijing’s transport body said. City authorities also plan to issue new bus and rail passes, with a special version planned for foreign visitors. Car use may be banned during the games.

The International Olympic Committee has said it expects smog-choked Beijing to improve its poor air quality.[Full Text]

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