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News and updates about public transportation

Bus driver veers off route, enters Arab neighborhood

T'amer, a driver on Route 69, veered off his route and entered an Arab neighborhood, dropping off a friend and claiming he 'mixed up' the route.

Bus driver veers off route, enters Arab neighborhood

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 to Western Wall to run through the night

Bus lines to and from the Western Wall will run throughout Wednesday night, allowing Jews to easily access the holy site on Tisha B'av.

Transportation to Western Wall to run through the night

Free transportation to the Western Wall - even at night

Jerusalem Ministry announces new, free route connecting Jerusalem's Central Station to the Western Wall.

Free transportation to the Western Wall - even at night

Near Ben Gurion Airport, train service ends early

Electrical failure near airport brings railway service to a halt.

Near Ben Gurion Airport, train service ends early

Bus service in Gush Etzion: 'Our situation is impossible'

Gush Etzion leader Shlomo Ne'eman holds meeting with bus company rep's. 'Our situation is impossible, we can't tolerate it any longer.'

Bus service in Gush Etzion: 'Our situation is impossible'

Prohibit MKs from traveling in government vehicles on Shabbat

Former minister says the law will be in effect as long as there is no accessible public transportation in Israel on Shabbat.

Prohibit MKs from traveling in government vehicles on Shabbat

Buses in Judea and Samaria to be bulletproofed

Following expose, budget of 15m NIS approved for bulletproofing buses traveling in Judea and Samaria.

Buses in Judea and Samaria to be bulletproofed

Michaeli and women’s rights on buses. Mayor Bloch: What buses?

Transportation Minister to assign inspectors to join bus rides in haredi cities to combat gender segregation.  The mayor of Beit S

Michaeli and women’s rights on buses. Mayor Bloch: What buses?

Likud seeks to block political appointments to Metro project

Opposition refuses to rely on Finance Minister's promises.

Likud seeks to block political appointments to Metro project

Govt unveils plans to revamp public transportation

Lots of ideas, but no fare cuts.

Govt unveils plans to revamp public transportation

Bus strike this morning, massive traffic jams expected

Five companies striking in 13 cities between 6 and 9 AM.

Bus strike this morning, massive traffic jams expected

Elad mayor: 'They're taking revenge on our children'

'There are no more reforms, no one in the Finance Ministry thinks this will help the public,' Elad's Yisrael Porush says.

Elad mayor: 'They're taking revenge on our children'

Cost of public transportation to rise? Haredi MK issues warning

Haredi cities can create their own bus system, if prices of public transportation rise, MK Uri Maklev says.

Cost of public transportation to rise? Haredi MK issues warning

Price of public transportation to rise?

New reform would streamline price of public transportation, raising prices in periphery, haredi cities.

Price of public transportation to rise?

Transportation Min. to reduce number of buses

Transportation Ministry temporarily reducing frequency of some bus lines to accommodate pandemic-related bus driver shortage.

Transportation Min. to reduce number of buses

Israel to invest in accessible intercity buses

New government budget allocates 6 million NIS for accessible intercity buses.

Israel to invest in accessible intercity buses

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

Israel Railways adds additional trains during summer vacation

Four additional trains to run daily during late July, early August, Israel Railways says.

Israel Railways adds additional trains during summer vacation

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Coalition agreements include changes to religious status quo in Israel, aim to legislate Draft Law initially approved in 2018.

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Changes in public transportation due to rocket fire

Transportation Min. Director General holds urgent meeting to discuss preparations, management, of public transportation under rocket fire.

Changes in public transportation due to rocket fire

How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

Buses, trains, to operate at 50% capacity, during limited hours.

How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

Metro plan doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

'Unthinkable' to pay tens of millions in programs so haredim can work, but deny them access to transportation there, organization says.

Metro plan doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

'Haifa's haredi community is still under lockdown'

Head of Agudat Yisrael in Haifa says closure of intercity buses before holiday unfairly affects haredi community.

'Haifa's haredi community is still under lockdown'

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

Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Transportation Min. Smotrich says public transportation will be reduced, but not eliminated, calls on public to use it only when necessary.

Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Criers in haredi neighborhoods: 'Watch out for coronavirus!'

Criers on loudspeakers take to streets in haredi sector to clarify importance of Health Ministry guidelines to deal with pandemic.

Criers in haredi neighborhoods: 'Watch out for coronavirus!'

Public transportation to be halted on nights, weekends

No buses, trains to operate after 8 PM or from Thursday night until Sunday morning.

Public transportation to be halted on nights, weekends

Changes to public transportation go into effect

As of Monday evening, changes were made to the public transportation routes as part of the attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Changes to public transportation go into effect

These are the decisions regarding public transportation

Transportation Min. Smotrich urges: 'Only travel if absolutely necessary,' says 'passengers will only be able to pay with Rav Kav cards.'

These are the decisions regarding public transportation

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

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Transportation reform: What about the children?

'Instead of hundreds of drivers from whom we could obtain tickets, we are getting dozens of machines, most of which don’t accept cash.'

Transportation reform: What about the children?

Bus, train fares drop significantly across Israel

Traveling between cities? New reform going into effect Wednesday may save you money.

Bus, train fares drop significantly across Israel

Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

Ministerial Committee on Legislation to discuss opposition bill to permit public transportation on Shabbat.

Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

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

Egged bus drivers threaten to 'shut down the country'

'If the government doesn't deliver subsidies by next week,' demonstrators warn, 'we will shut the country down.'

Egged bus drivers threaten to 'shut down the country'

Bnei Brak main roads to be closed to private traffic

To combat the stand-still traffic in the central haredi city, local officials have revealed a plan to turn the main roads into HOV lanes.

Bnei Brak main roads to be closed to private traffic

Haredim to promote law strengthening Shabbat status quo

Following campaign for public transportation on Shabbat, haredi parties to promote law preventing change in the status quo.

Haredim to promote law strengthening Shabbat status quo

Passengers can now board buses from back door too

Rav-Kav transport card holders in the greater Tel Aviv area will be able to board the bus from the back doors, starting Monday.

Passengers can now board buses from back door too

New public transport discounts to roll out in December

The discounts cover minors, parents with strollers, recipients of National Insurance benefits, the disabled and blind, and unpaid soldiers.

New public transport discounts to roll out in December

IDF Instructs Soldiers: Don't Sleep on Buses

As terror wave worsens, Israel's military issues new guidelines for soldiers to maintain personal security.

IDF Instructs Soldiers: Don't Sleep on Buses

Bill: Limit Public Transport Strikes

UTJ MK Yisrael Eichler submits motion to prevent 'abuse' of strikes in essential professions after latest Egged strike strands thousands.

Bill: Limit Public Transport Strikes

'Man of the People'? Minister Benny Begin Forgoes Car for Train

Social media frenzy over Begin on Jerusalem light rail; minister reportedly rejects using private transport despite gov't car.

'Man of the People'? Minister Benny Begin Forgoes Car for Train

Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Public Transportation on Shabbat

Incoming Finance Minister says public transportation on Shabbat is a "social issue".

Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Public Transportation on Shabbat

Shabbat Bus Service to Run in Jerusalem

Privately-funded Friday night buses to run from Pisgat Ze'ev to city center and back; drivers to be non-Jews.

Shabbat Bus Service to Run in Jerusalem

Tit-For-Tat: Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

MK Tamar Zandberg says bill proposal is response to Transport Minister Yisrael Katz's prevention of public transport on Shabbat.

Tit-For-Tat: Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

Druze Council Nominates Katz for Israel Prize; Leftists Protest

Transportation Min. Yisrael Katz nominated for Israel Prize, protestors picket his home over no public transport on Shabbat.

Druze Council Nominates Katz for Israel Prize; Leftists Protest

Transportation Minister Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on Facebook

After sarcastic message invites citizens to ask Yisrael Katz for rides, Katz retorts: public transportation on Shabbat? Ask Buji Herzog!

Transportation Minister Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on Facebook

Report: Israeli Buses Need More 'Fast Lanes'

According to a Transportation Ministry study, public transportation in Israeli metropolitan areas is considerably slower than it is abroad.

Report: Israeli Buses Need More 'Fast Lanes'

Major Upgrade to Judea-Samaria Public Transport

18 bus lines added to the region as impractical bus system is overhauled; Ministry of Transport cites security considerations.

Major Upgrade to Judea-Samaria Public Transport

Ya'alon to Ban Palestinian Arab Workers from Judea-Samaria Buses

Sudden reversal of April 2013 decision may reduce terror, nearly one year after formal hearing on harassment and security issues.

Ya'alon to Ban Palestinian Arab Workers from Judea-Samaria Buses

Ariel Residents Warn of Danger Presented by PA Workers

Residents of Ariel protest over the danger presented by Arab workers who used the public buses for Jews living in Samaria.

Ariel Residents Warn of Danger Presented by PA Workers

Samaria Mixed Buses 'Pressure Cooker About To Blow'

Knesset committee discusses the danger faced by Samaria residents since Arab undocumented workers allowed on buses.

Samaria Mixed Buses 'Pressure Cooker About To Blow'

Yechimovich Mocks Lapid: No Bus Fare? Drink Whipping Cream

MK Shelly Yechimovich has harsh words for Finance Minister Yair Lapid over a rise in public transportation fares.

Yechimovich Mocks Lapid: No Bus Fare? Drink Whipping Cream

US Consulate Tells Employees: Stay Off Sheruts After Bombing

After Bat Yam bus bombing Sunday, US Consulate General releases notice banning employees from riding Sherut shuttles.

US Consulate Tells Employees: Stay Off Sheruts After Bombing

Ariel Students, Residents Launch Campaign Against Likud

Residents of Judea/Samaria city launch web campaign against party, after Transportation Ministry refuses to fix bus crisis.

Ariel Students, Residents Launch Campaign Against Likud

Buses to Capital and Inside It – to Halt Again

Because of icy roads, bus traffic on Highway 1 has been halted, and buses inside Jerusalem will stop. Drivers asked to avoid all roads.

Buses to Capital and Inside It – to Halt Again

MKs: Government Strict with Yeshivas – but Buses Get Billions

MKs take Finance Ministry to task over massive subsidies for Egged bus company.

MKs: Government Strict with Yeshivas – but Buses Get Billions

Public Transportation in Judea and Samaria a 'Nightmare'

Horror stories at Knesset hearing tell of Arab sexual, physical assaults, claims Jewish residents often cannot safely get home.

Public Transportation in Judea and Samaria a 'Nightmare'