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The move that will resolve the shortage of workers in tourism and 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 autonomous vehicles for public transportation

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 Merav Michaeli 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 Local 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'

Merav Michaeli: For too many years Israel has been the 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 may 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?

Bennet calls Prime Minister, Transportation minister 'amateurs'.

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

State Comptroller report: Largest number of complaints pertain to 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 falloutplayer

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 all public transportation

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'

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.'

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 highwayplayer

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