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Transportation Minister prepares plan for flight stoppage

Minister Miri Regev has presented her plan for the event that all foreign airlines stop flights into Israel.

Transportation Minister prepares plan for flight stoppage

Report: Hasidim request publicly-funded private buses

Belz hasidim reportedly request Transportation Min. aid in providing busing to & from holiday events. MK Eichler: Belz didn't request buses.

Report: Hasidim request publicly-funded private buses

Cost of public transportation won't rise - at least until 2024

Planned 12% price hike for public transportation will be delayed at least until late 2024, report says.

Cost of public transportation won't rise - at least until 2024

Transportation Ministry computer flaw gets students expelled

A flaw in the identity verification system allowed yeshivas to check which students had a driver's license. Those who did were expelled.

Transportation Ministry computer flaw gets students expelled

Merav Michaeli

Inauguration of new road excuse for a political argument

Michaeli claimed that 'Jerusalem should be a city that is not ablaze with fanaticism, hatred, violence, and war.' The mayor responded.

Inauguration of new road excuse for a political argument

MK Karhi: Stop Merav Michaeli from desecrating the Shabbat

Transport Minister Michaeli’s announcement on promoting public transportation on Shabbat whipped up a storm.

MK Karhi: Stop Merav Michaeli from desecrating the Shabbat

This move will solve the manpower shortage in tourism, aviation

Transportation & Tourism ministries to launch website advertising jobs in tourism industry, aiming to fill vacancies, end manpower shortage.

This move will solve the manpower shortage in tourism, aviation

Accident-prone highway to get massive upgrade

Transportation Min. Michaeli, Finance Min. Liberman, agree to give Route 90 a NIS 410 million upgrade.

Accident-prone highway to get massive upgrade

Transportation Minister won't push buses on Shabbat - yet

Transportation Min. Michaeli insists 'possible to reach agreements' on Shabbat buses, but coalition 'isn't available' right now.

Transportation Minister won't push buses on Shabbat - yet

Israel to test self-driving buses

Israel's Transportation Ministry to spend 20 million shekels for new pilot program testing autonomous public transportation systems.

Israel to test self-driving buses

Transportation Minister to visit UAE, sign shipping agreement

Sunday's visit will be first foreign trip for Labor party leader in current position.

Transportation Minister to visit UAE, sign shipping agreement

Head of Beit El Council:

'Merav Michaeli abandoning residents of Judea and Samaria'

Shai Alon, head of Beit El Local Council, criticizes Transportation Minister over lack of budget for roads in Judea and Samaria.

'Merav Michaeli abandoning residents of Judea and Samaria'

'Israel has become the most congested country in the world'

Likud member blames former Likud Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz for failure to deal with Israel's worsening traffic problem.

'Israel has become the most congested country in the world'

'For too many years Israel has been state of Judea and Samaria'

Transportation Minister at conference in the Galilee: Time for Israel to return to being the state of the Negev and the Galilee.

'For too many years Israel has been state of Judea and Samaria'

Supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation

Transportation Ministry procures budget to hire 400 supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation around the country.

Supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation

Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Following MK Michaeli's promise of limited budget for Judea, Samaria, infrastructure, right-wing parties secure continuation of status quo.

Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Flights to four more destinations to be approved?

Transportation Min. Regev instructs staff to examine adding four more cities to list for emergency flights.

Flights to four more destinations to be approved?

'750,000 people entered Israel with no oversight amid pandemic'

Naftali Bennett calls Prime Minister to account over COVID testing at Ben-Gurion Airport.

'750,000 people entered Israel with no oversight amid pandemic'

Good news for Israeli drivers: Licenses to last till age 70

The Ministry of Transportation intends to change the rules on renewing a driver's license.

Good news for Israeli drivers: Licenses to last till age 70

Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

MKs argue that laws on Shabbat transportation are there to restrict it, not permit it.

Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

Largest number of complaints - about the Transportation Ministry

Annual State Comptroller report shows Israelis complain most often about Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry.

Largest number of complaints - about the Transportation Ministry

Israel’s transport industry buckling under COVID-19 fallout

Bus drivers formed a blockade on a major Tel Aviv highway in protest against the government’s lack of support in the COVID-19 fall out.

Israel’s transport industry buckling under COVID-19 fallout

Public transportation to resume on weekends

City bus lines will continue to run on weekends, but canceled lines will not resume operations, Transportation Ministry decides.

Public transportation to resume on weekends

Drivers' compartments to be installed on buses

Agreement reached between Transportation, Finance, ministries providing public transport drivers with private corona-free compartment.

Drivers' compartments to be installed on buses

Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman livid after Transportation Ministry cancels bus routes that operated on Shabbat.

Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat canceled

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.'

Dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat canceled

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.

Protesting taxi drivers block Jerusalem - Tel Aviv highway

Beginning today:

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.

Prepaid Rav Kavs can be used in Judea and Samaria

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.

Transport Ministry provides free shuttle to Cave of Patriarchs

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

Transportation Minister says ministry to end discrimination against Judea and Samaria, upgrade infrastructure to match rest of country.

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

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.

Haredi MK: Require drivers to install warning systems

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.

Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

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.

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

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.

Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

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.

EU skips over Israel

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.'

Thousands of Israelis die each year from air pollution

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.

Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

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.

J'lem residents unite in push to improve public transportation

Court bars Uber from operating in Israel

Judge orders ride-sharing service to cease operating in Israel, citing insurance issues.

Court bars Uber from operating in Israel

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.

Coming soon: Charge your Rav Kav using an ATM

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.

Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

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.

Protecting Judea, Samaria residents against firebombs and rocks

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.

Starting tomorrow: More stringent traffic penalties

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.

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

Transportation Minister: We want 70 routes at new airport

Transportation Ministry begins looking for flights connecting new southern airport to Europe and Far East.

Transportation Minister: We want 70 routes at new airport

Mevasseret Zion residents: We're being completely ignored

Mevasseret Zion residents fight opening Harel tunnels, claim construction has made their lives 'unbearable.'

Mevasseret Zion residents: We're being completely ignored

Israel sets to be international ‘smart transportation’ leader

Cabinet OKs NIS 250 million plan; Economic Council Head foresees doubling of economy.

Israel sets to be international ‘smart transportation’ leader

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.

Transportation Ministry slaps Egged with 14 million NIS fine

New bus line to connect Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport

Transportation Ministry announces new line from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport.

New bus line to connect Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport

Foreign residents to benefit from public transport subsidies

Tourists with a temporary resident visa will also benefit from the public transport subsidies granted Israelis.

Foreign residents to benefit from public transport subsidies

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.

Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"

Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not  my department

Likud rebels, Prime Minister calls leader on the carpet

When the Likud secretariat voted on Tuesday to gut the Prime Minister's powers, Bibi called Minister Yisrael Katz for an urgent meeting.

Likud rebels, Prime Minister calls leader on the carpet

Yeshiva students to receive transportation benefits

Decision ends what some have called religious discrimination against haredi sector.

Yeshiva students to receive transportation benefits

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.

Vehicular restriction for trucks in South

No transport for special needs kids due to Jerusalem Marathon

Regular transportation arrangements for special education children will not operate, students will have to stay at home - parents outraged.

No transport for special needs kids due to Jerusalem Marathon

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.

Kids under 16 banned from electric bikes

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.'

New security unit established in Jerusalem

New Transport Ministry 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.

New Transport Ministry Rule May Encourage Shabbat Buses

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.

The Next Generation of  Urban Transportation?