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Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 09:55
Changes in public transportation due to rocket fire

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2021 12:36
How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

Buses, trains, to operate at 50% capacity, during limited hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2020 13:26
B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that 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.Hezki Baruch, 19/08/2020 18:59
Agudat Yisrael chief: 'Haifa's haredi community is still under lockdown'

Agudat Yisrael chief: '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.Michal Levi, 25/05/2020 13:35
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
Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2020 12:25
Criers in haredi neighborhoods: 'Watch out for coronavirus!'

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.Mordechai Sones, 17/03/2020 18:31
Public transportation to be halted on nights, weekends

Public transportation to be halted on nights, weekends

No buses, trains to operate after 8 PM or from Thursday night until Sunday morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2020 15:54
Changes to public transportation go into effect

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2020 00:14
These are the decisions regarding public transportation

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2020 00:02
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
'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2019 13:33
Transportation reform: What about the children?

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.'Benny Tocker, 27/08/2018 09:27
Bus, train fares drop significantly across Israel

Bus, train fares drop significantly across Israel

Traveling between cities? New reform going into effect Wednesday may save you money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2018 09:59
Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

Ministerial Committee on Legislation to discuss opposition bill to permit public transportation on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2017 22:06
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
Egged drivers threaten to 'shut down the country'

Egged 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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2016 13:27
Bnei Brak roads to be closed to private traffic

Bnei Brak 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.Rachel Kaplan, 12/08/2016 12:14
Haredim to promote law on Shabbat status quo

Haredim to promote law on Shabbat status quo

Following campaign for public transportation on Shabbat, haredi parties to promote law preventing change in the status quo.Michael Levy, 13/07/2016 03:13
Passengers can now board buses from back door too

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.Ido Ben Porat, 10/11/2015 12:12
New public transport discounts to roll out in Dec.

New public transport discounts to roll out in Dec.

The discounts cover minors, parents with strollers, recipients of National Insurance benefits, the disabled and blind, and unpaid soldiers.Cynthia Blank, 05/11/2015 11:51
IDF Instructs Soldiers: Don't Sleep on Buses

IDF Instructs Soldiers: Don't Sleep on Buses

As terror wave worsens, Israel's military issues new guidelines for soldiers to maintain personal security.Cynthia Blank, 13/10/2015 20:06
Bill: Limit Public Transport Strikes

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.Haim Lev, 07/06/2015 14:20
'Man of the People'? Benny Begin Spotted on Train

'Man of the People'? Benny Begin Spotted on Train

Social media frenzy over Begin on Jerusalem light rail; minister reportedly rejects using private transport despite gov't car.Tova Dvorin, 22/05/2015 09:21
Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Shabbat Public Transit

Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Shabbat Public Transit

Incoming Finance Minister says public transportation on Shabbat is a "social issue".Orli Harari, 03/05/2015 06:04
Shabbat Bus Service to Run in Jerusalem

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.Ido Ben-Porat, 01/05/2015 10:21
Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

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.Tova Dvorin, 13/04/2015 18:04
Druze Council Nominates Min. Katz for Israel Prize

Druze Council Nominates Min. Katz for Israel Prize

Transportation Min. Yisrael Katz nominated for Israel Prize, protestors picket his home over no public transport on Shabbat.Cynthia Blank, 09/04/2015 14:40
Katz Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on Facebook

Katz 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!Cynthia Blank, 06/04/2015 16:06
Report: Israeli Buses Need More 'Fast Lanes'

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.Moshe Cohen, 22/01/2015 14:00
Major Upgrade to Judea-Samaria Public Transport

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.Tova Dvorin, 04/11/2014 15:32
Ya'alon to Ban Palestinian Arab Workers from Buses

Ya'alon to Ban Palestinian Arab Workers from Buses

Sudden reversal of April 2013 decision may reduce terror, nearly one year after formal hearing on harassment and security issues.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 26/10/2014 09:11
Ariel Residents Warn of Danger from PA Workers

Ariel Residents Warn of Danger from PA Workers

Residents of Ariel protest over the danger presented by Arab workers who used the public buses for Jews living in Samaria.Yoni Kempinski, 05/09/2014 02:12
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
Yechimovich: No Bus Fare? Drink Whipping Cream

Yechimovich: No Bus Fare? Drink Whipping Cream

MK Shelly Yechimovich has harsh words for Finance Minister Yair Lapid over a rise in public transportation fares.Elad Benari, 01/01/2014 06:15
US Consulate Tells Employees: Stay Off Sheruts

US Consulate Tells Employees: Stay Off Sheruts

After Bat Yam bus bombing Sunday, US Consulate General releases notice banning employees from riding Sherut shuttles.Tova Dvorin, 24/12/2013 15:02
Ariel Launches Campaign Against Likud

Ariel Launches Campaign Against Likud

Residents of Judea/Samaria city launch web campaign against party, after Transportation Ministry refuses to fix bus crisis.Tova Dvorin, Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2013 13:59
Buses to Capital and Inside It – to Halt Again

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.Gil Ronen, 15/12/2013 20:03
MK: Govt Strict with Yeshivas, BusesGets Billions

MK: Govt Strict with Yeshivas, BusesGets Billions

MKs take Finance Ministry to task over massive subsidies for Egged bus company.Maayana Miskin, 27/11/2013 15:33
Public Transport in Judea, Samaria a 'Nightmare'

Public Transport in Judea, Samaria a 'Nightmare'

Horror stories at Knesset hearing tell of Arab sexual, physical assaults, claims Jewish residents often cannot safely get home.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2013 15:18
Haifa Launches ‘Metronit’ System

Haifa Launches ‘Metronit’ System

The city of Haifa has launched a special fast bus system, the Metronit, aimed at reducing traffic and commuting times.Maayana Miskin, 16/08/2013 12:33
Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

The far-left Meretz party with an MK ‘marrying’ three couples in response to Jewish Home MK’s statement., 04/01/2013 11:15
Tri-State Commuters Crawling Back to Work

Tri-State Commuters Crawling Back to Work

Most commuters on Thursday in NY, NJ and CT had no choice but to drive, clogging roads into a crawl following Hurricane Sandy's destruction.Chana Ya'ar, 01/11/2012 10:58
Tel Aviv Rabbis Launch Shabbat Campaign

Tel Aviv Rabbis Launch Shabbat Campaign

Over 50 rabbis in Tel Aviv have signed onto a Shabbat education campaign after officials call for public transport on the day of rest.Gabe Kahn., 21/02/2012 21:41
Tel Aviv Approves Public Transportation on Shabbat

Tel Aviv Approves Public Transportation on Shabbat

Ignoring tradition, Tel Aviv City Council approves proposal for public transportation on Shabbat, Transportation Min. nixes it.Elad Benari, 21/02/2012 03:13
TA Officials Really, Really Want Shabbat Buses

TA Officials Really, Really Want Shabbat Buses

The Tel Aviv City Council is set to meet Monday night to discuss plans to enact public transportation in the city on Shabbat.David Lev, 20/02/2012 18:43