Transportation


Minister Proposes Rail Link With Arab States

Israel’s transport minister Yisrael Katz has proposed linking its freight railway network with Jordan and Saudi Arabia and said he presented the idea to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East…

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Ambitious New Highway Project Opens to the Public

Eleven years after it was first conceived, what is arguably the most strategic highway in central Israel opened for public use Monday night. In a gala ceremony, Transport Minister Yisrael…

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Egged Strike Back on Track; Deadline April 18th

Egged employees have not given up, and they are still demanding government guarantees of their pensions, along with raises. A strike planned by drivers several weeks ago was ordered postponed…

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Christie Signs $400M Bill

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Monday boosting the state’s transportation spending by $400 million. Labor union members carried signs that read “Jersey Jobs!” and cheered as the Republican governor signed…

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RyanAir Begins Ben Gurion Flights Tuesday

Travel history is to be made in Israel Tuesday night, as Ben Gurion airport hosts its first departure of a RyanAir flight. The low-cost line’s maiden voyage will be to…

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Egged Gets Ultimatum: Mend Your Ways or Lose Routes

Crowded buses, late buses, buses that don’t even show up – the litany of complaints among Yerushalayim residents about Egged bus service is well known, and despite the long-running complaints,…

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Future Fast Train Link Damascus-Haifa Proposed

Despite the ongoing war and chaos in Syria, a Syrian opposition leader has suggested the construction of a fast train route from Damascus to Haifa. Likud MK Ayub Kara said…

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Katz Threatens Egged With Extinction

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has ordered the Egged management and the workers’ committee to conduct intensive negotiations to avert a drivers strike set for early Tuesday morning, and warned that…

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Israeli Bus Makers to Go Electric

Two Israeli bus makers have won a tender to produce electric buses for the local market. The companies will work with Chinese bus manufacturers to produce the buses based on…

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Katz Makes Waves With Gaza Seaport Plan

Israel’s powerful transportation and intelligence minister says he is pushing forward with a proposal to build an artificial island with a seaport off the coast of Hamas-ruled Gaza that he…

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Haifa-Nazareth Light Rail Line Planned

The Israel National Planning Council has approved a plan for the development of a light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth. The 43-kilometer-long line will pass through 17 towns and…

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