Transportation Ministry cancels dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat

A policy of many years of 'looking away' from dozens of lines that operated on Shabbat has ended . Lapid fumes: 'We won't give in.'Sara Rubenstein, 1/16/2020, 9:54 PM

Protesting taxi drivers block Jerusalem - Tel Aviv highway

Taxi drivers by Ben-Gurion and Ramon airports are on strike in protest of change in calculating intercity taxi fares.Sara Rubenstein, 1/2/2020, 8:00 PM

Prepaid Rav Kavs can be used in Judea and Samaria

In first, Judea and Samaria's residents and tourists can now load Rav Kav cards for use on buses in the area.Orly Harari, 1/1/2020, 11:37 AM

Transport Ministry provides free shuttle to Cave of Patriarchs

Hevron Sukkot events receive boost from Transport Ministry; significant increase in visitors compared to last year.Mordechai Sones, 10/22/2019, 9:35 PM

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

Transportation Minister says ministry to end discrimination against Judea and Samaria, upgrade infrastructure to match rest of country.Shimon Cohen, 8/22/2019, 6:00 PM

Haredi MK: Require drivers to install warning systems

MK Uri Maklev demands Transportation Min. require drivers to install warning systems preventing infants from being forgotten in vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 11:59 AM

Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

Transportation Ministry removes land from haredi city's jurisdiction to enable Shabbat-desecrating light rail project to move forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 10:32 PM

New campaign calls on gov't to fix Israel's 'highway of blood'

After 17 Israelis killed on Dead Sea Highway within the last month alone, residents demand that the government prevent the next tragedy.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 6:11 PM

Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

High Court wants State to justify decision not to work on Tel Aviv pedestrian bridge on the Sabbath.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 8:05 PM

EU skips over Israel

EU plans connecting Judea and Samaria to Gaza airports, sea, and railways without informing Israel; Minister Katz rejects plan out of hand.Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2018, 12:57 PM

Thousands of Israelis die each year from air pollution

Environmental Protection Minister pushes national plan to scrap diesel vehicles, reduce air pollution. 'If I save lives, it's all worth it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 12:23 PM

Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

Minister Katz instructs Netivei Israel company to go ahead with plans for light rail between Ariel, Petah Tikva, and Rosh Ha'ayin.Mordechai Sones, 3/15/2018, 6:41 PM

J'lem residents unite in push to improve public transportation

'Buses which are regularly late or don't show up are problem which entire city suffers from regardless of religious sector,' resident says.Dvir Amar, 1/18/2018, 9:49 PM

Court bars Uber from operating in Israel

Judge orders ride-sharing service to cease operating in Israel, citing insurance issues.Tzvi Lev, 11/27/2017, 12:46 PM

Coming soon: Charge your Rav Kav using an ATM

Passengers in Be'er Sheva charge their Rav Kav cards via ATM as government sets up similar machines in the rest of Israel.Chana Roberts, 8/10/2017, 1:33 PM

Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

Government puts extension of existing line, construction of new line, up for grabs, takes rights away from CityPass.Arutz Sheva, 7/5/2017, 9:09 AM

Protecting Judea, Samaria residents against firebombs and rocks

Residents of Judea and Samaria get permission to rock-proof leased cars, not just cars they purchased.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2017, 1:48 PM

Starting tomorrow: More stringent traffic penalties

Many penalties once entailing court hearing now to take form of monetary fines, in attempt by transportation ministry to curb road deaths.Yedidya Ben Or, 3/23/2017, 10:59 AM

Sign of the times: More roads - and even more cars

Israel's blessed growth means more roads, cars, and traffic. Total travel jumped in 2016 to 58.2 billion km, increasing geometrically.Hillel Fendel, 3/6/2017, 1:27 PM

Transportation Minister: We want 70 routes at new airport

Transportation Ministry begins looking for flights connecting new southern airport to Europe and Far East.Reut Hadar, 2/22/2017, 3:03 PM

Mevasseret Zion residents: We're being completely ignored

Mevasseret Zion residents fight opening Harel tunnels, claim construction has made their lives 'unbearable.'Benny Tucker, 1/25/2017, 11:28 AM

Israel sets to be international ‘smart transportation’ leader

Cabinet OKs NIS 250 million plan; Economic Council Head foresees doubling of economy.Hillel Fendel, 1/23/2017, 2:04 AM

Transportation Ministry slaps Egged with 14 million NIS fine

Egged strike sparks Transportation Ministry's ire, results in 14 million NIS fine and summons to hearing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2017, 2:35 PM

New bus line to connect Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport

Transportation Ministry announces new line from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2016, 11:37 PM

Foreign residents to benefit from public transport subsidies

Tourists with a temporary resident visa will also benefit from the public transport subsidies granted Israelis.Haim Lev, 12/8/2016, 12:44 PM

Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 2:02 PM

Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved"

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 7:05 PM

Likud rebels, Prime Minister meets Katz

When the Likud secretariat voted on Tuesday to gut the Prime Minister's powers, Bibi called Minister Yisrael Katz for an urgent meeting.Michal Levi, 8/17/2016, 10:36 AM

Transportation discounts for yeshiva students

Decision ends what some have called religious discrimination against haredi sector.David Rosenberg, 7/28/2016, 1:43 PM

Vehicular restriction for trucks in South

Minister of Transport issues prohibition for trucks and large vehicles on the roads leading south to Gaza, Monday morning and afternoon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 8:49 AM

No transport for kids due to Marathon

Regular transportation arrangements for special education children will not operate, students will have to stay at home - parents outraged.Shoshana Miskin, 3/17/2016, 8:21 PM

Kids under 16 banned from electric bikes

Knesset committee raises age limit for electric bikes from 14 to 16, limits power for electric toy scooters.Matt Wanderman, 3/9/2016, 4:21 PM

New security unit established in Jerusalem

Transport Ministry launches new security initiative to station guards aboard public transport in capital in effort to 'prevent attacks.'Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2015, 12:41 PM

New Travel Rule May Encourage Shabbat Buses

A scheduling change instituted by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is likely to make it much easier for buses to roll on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 7/2/2015, 6:51 PM

The Next Generation of Urban Transportation?

Arutz Sheva visited the "Fuel Choices Summit" and met a variety of Israeli start-ups who presented what we might soon see on our streets.Yoni Kempinski, 1/5/2015, 1:16 AM

Public Transportation on Shabbat is a 'Disaster'

High school and yeshiva students issue letter to PM Netanyahu and Bennett demanding full ban of public transportation on Shabbat.Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 11:47 AM

Bus Laws Revolutionized by Hareidi Passenger

Request of Elad resident accepted, allowing drivers to pick up more than ten standing-only passengers and add bus lines.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 12:36 PM

Rockets Imminent? Train to Sderot Cancelled

Defense Ministry orders closure of Ashkelon to Sderot line over fears of anti-tank missiles as ceasefire set to end at midnight.Ari Yashar, 8/18/2014, 8:40 AM

Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'

Police, Magen David Adom, Hatzalah prepare for 'million man march' against draft. Public transport to come to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 2:55 PM

Samaria Buses 'Pressure Cooker About To Blow'

Knesset committee discusses the danger faced by Samaria residents since Arab undocumented workers allowed on buses.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2014, 7:01 PM

Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria Roads Begin to Reopen

After being stranded for days, passengers begin the exodus home via Route 1, Route 443, trains.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 1:13 PM

Plan to Allow Knives on Planes Delayed in US

Transportation Security Administration postpones change in rules that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives on planes. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/23/2013, 8:59 AM

Israeli Start-Up 'GetTaxi' Sets Sights on New York

An Israeli start-up company that developed an app with the ability to locate the nearest cab, plans on launching the service in New York. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 12:15 AM

The Histadrut Blasts Katz on Israel Railways

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz's hint that he may shut down Israel Railways to restructure it has infuriated the Histadrut.Gabe Kahn., 3/6/2012, 2:12 AM

The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies

Union officials say the government has two weeks to meet their demands over Israel's "open skies" deal with Europe – or else!Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 5:45 PM

Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

The government has ordered an increase in the number of intercity buses to ensure that a train strike doesn't cripple the country.Chana Ya'ar, 9/22/2011, 10:51 AM

‘Transportation Man’ Retires

Nahum Gabbay, longtime transportation coordinator in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, retired. "The future will be as good as the present," he says.Elad Benari, 3/1/2011, 5:12 AM

Setback for Tel Aviv Light Rail

The Tel Aviv light rail train project faces a setback as plans involving Metro Transport fall through.Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2010, 1:40 PM

Israeli-Invented GPS Loggers

World gov'ts closely monitoring Israel's unique survey which uses Israel's newly-invented pocket GPS loggers to forecast transportation needs.Hillel Fendel, 5/12/2010, 1:51 PM

Goodbye to 96-Octane Petrol

Ministers meet to discuss fuel, agree to get rid of 96-octane petrol and seek flex fuel vehicles and non-gas alternatives. Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2010, 8:06 PM

El Al Wins Tel Aviv-Eilat Route

After a Civil Aviation Authority rejection, El Al receives a special dispensation from the Transportation Minister to fly commercially to Eilat.Hillel Fendel, 8/24/2009, 2:09 PM

Plan to Hebraicize Road Signs

A new Transportation Ministry project will adjust English and Arabic road sign names to a consistent, direct transliteration of Hebrew. Zalman Nelson, 7/14/2009, 11:02 AM

Union Unplugs Traffic Jam

The Union of Local Authorities called off a protest that was to clog Jerusalem roads and instead reached an accord with the government.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/6/2009, 8:39 AM

Budget Protest to Clog Roads

Stay away from Jerusalem if you want to get to the airport Monday. A massive protest against the proposed budget is expected to clog city streets. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/5/2009, 4:50 PM