News Brief 1/17/2012, Tevet 22, 5772
Knesset Debate Over Rising Bus Fares
A Knesset committee held discussion Tuesday morning on the rising cost of bus fares and other transporation costs. On January 1st, most bus ticket prices were raised, as they have been every year for the past several years. One of the initiator of the committee hearing was Member of Knesset Avishay Braverman (Labor Party) who warned against increased "tent protests" by the young middle class and called for "efficiency and competitiveness" in the transpiration field.
The Egged bus company that operates in Jerusalem lowered some select ticket prices and slightly increased the amount of time for a bus transfer, bus raised most other prices.