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        11/5/2013, Kislev 2, 5774

      Eichler: Quit Stuffing the Buses Like Sardine Tins


      During a discussion in today’s (Tuesday) Knesset session about the public transportation legislation, MK Yisrael Eichler said, “Any law whose goal is to improve public transportation is talking about an improvement in service.”

      “I know there is a segment of the population that is not even familiar with the inside of a public bus. They only travel in their own vehicles – and sometimes there can be two cars per family – but there are hundreds of thousands of Israelis who do need the public buses, and are crammed into them,” he noted.

      “Children, young people, and the elderly – all suffer hour by hour, day by day as they wait in lines at the bus stops only to be packed like sardines into the buses,” Eichler said.