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Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Transportation Min. Regev instructs staff to examine adding four more cities to list for emergency flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 09:04
Bennet calls Prime Minister, Transportation minister 'amateurs'.

Bennet calls Prime Minister, Transportation minister 'amateurs'.

Naftali Bennett calls Prime Minister to account over COVID testing at Ben-Gurion Airport.Shlomo Witty, 17/01/2021 17:56
Good news for Israeli drivers: Licenses to last till age 70

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.Shlomo Witty, 10/01/2021 20:36
Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

MKs argue that laws on Shabbat transportation are there to restrict it, not permit it.Michal Levy, 09/12/2020 15:02
State Comptroller report: Largest number of complaints pertain to Transportation Ministry

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2020 14:43
Israel’s transport industry buckling under COVID-19 fallout

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.ILTV, 24/06/2020 06:00
Public transportation to resume on weekends

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.Orly Harari, 12/05/2020 11:15
Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Agreement reached between Transportation, Finance, ministries providing public transport drivers with private corona-free compartment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2020 16:19
Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman livid after Transportation Ministry cancels bus routes that operated on Shabbat.Ben Ariel, 17/01/2020 05:31
Transportation Ministry cancels dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat

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, 16/01/2020 21:54
Protesting taxi drivers block Jerusalem - Tel Aviv highway

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, 02/01/2020 20:00
Prepaid Rav Kavs can be used in Judea and Samaria

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, 01/01/2020 11:37
Transport Ministry provides free shuttle to Cave of Patriarchs

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, 22/10/2019 21:35
Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

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, 22/08/2019 18:00
Haredi MK: Require drivers to install warning systems

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, 23/07/2019 11:59
Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

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, 15/11/2018 22:32
New campaign calls on gov't to fix Israel's 'highway of blood'

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, 08/11/2018 18:11
Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

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, 25/10/2018 20:05
EU skips over Israel

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, 08/08/2018 12:57
Thousands of Israelis die each year from air pollution

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, 06/06/2018 12:23
Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

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, 15/03/2018 18:41
J'lem residents unite in push to improve public transportation

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, 18/01/2018 21:49
Court bars Uber from operating in Israel

Court bars Uber from operating in Israel

Judge orders ride-sharing service to cease operating in Israel, citing insurance issues.Tzvi Lev, 27/11/2017 12:46
Coming soon: Charge your Rav Kav using an ATM

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, 10/08/2017 13:33
Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

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, 05/07/2017 09:09
Protecting Judea, Samaria residents against firebombs and rocks

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, 03/07/2017 13:48
Starting tomorrow: More stringent traffic penalties

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, 23/03/2017 10:59
Sign of the times: More roads - and even more cars

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, 06/03/2017 13:27
Transportation Minister: We want 70 routes at new airport

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, 22/02/2017 15:03
Mevasseret Zion residents: We're being completely ignored

Mevasseret Zion residents: We're being completely ignored

Mevasseret Zion residents fight opening Harel tunnels, claim construction has made their lives 'unbearable.'Benny Tucker, 25/01/2017 11:28
Israel sets to be international ‘smart transportation’ leader

Israel sets to be international ‘smart transportation’ leader

Cabinet OKs NIS 250 million plan; Economic Council Head foresees doubling of economy.Hillel Fendel, 23/01/2017 02:04
Transportation Ministry slaps Egged with 14 million NIS fine

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, 04/01/2017 14:35
New bus line to connect Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport

New bus line to connect Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport

Transportation Ministry announces new line from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2016 23:37
Foreign residents to benefit from public transport subsidies

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, 08/12/2016 12:44
Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

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, 28/08/2016 14:02
Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved"

Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved"

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"Hezki Baruch, 25/08/2016 19:05
Likud rebels, Prime Minister meets Katz

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, 17/08/2016 10:36
Transportation discounts for yeshiva students

Transportation discounts for yeshiva students

Decision ends what some have called religious discrimination against haredi sector.David Rosenberg, 28/07/2016 13:43
Vehicular restriction for trucks in South

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, 02/05/2016 08:49
No transport for kids due to Marathon

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, 17/03/2016 20:21
Kids under 16 banned from electric bikes

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, 09/03/2016 16:21
New security unit established in Jerusalem

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, 13/12/2015 12:41
New Travel Rule May Encourage Shabbat Buses

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, 02/07/2015 18:51
The Next Generation of  Urban Transportation?

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, 05/01/2015 01:16
Public Transportation on Shabbat is a 'Disaster'

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, 04/01/2015 11:47
Bus Laws Revolutionized by Hareidi Passenger

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, 03/10/2014 12:36
Rockets Imminent? Train to Sderot Cancelled

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, 18/08/2014 08:40
Jerusalem Gearing Up for 'Million Man March'

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, 02/03/2014 14:55
Samaria Buses 'Pressure Cooker About To Blow'

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, 21/01/2014 19:01
Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria Roads Begin to Reopen

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, 15/12/2013 13:13
Plan to Allow Knives on Planes Delayed in US

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, 23/04/2013 08:59
Israeli Start-Up 'GetTaxi' Sets Sights on New York

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, 08/06/2012 00:15
The Histadrut Blasts Katz on Israel Railways

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., 06/03/2012 02:12
The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies

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., 27/02/2012 17:45
Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

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, 22/09/2011 10:51
‘Transportation Man’ Retires

‘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, 01/03/2011 05:12
Setback for Tel Aviv Light Rail

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, 20/08/2010 13:40