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  9/2/2012, Elul 15, 5772

Transportation Ministry: We Gave NIS 20M for Tel Ofen


The Transportation Ministry said, Sunday afternoon, that it had transferred 20 million shekels to Tel Aviv for the city's Tel Ofen bicycle-renting program. The declaration was in response to the municipality's claim that the ministry had not given the city any money for the program.

The exchange started when Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz threatened to cut off further funding for the program if it operated on Yom Kippur. The municipality also countered that people must rent before Yom Kippur and not bring the bikes back before the end of the fast.