Transportation


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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Katz Won’t Run Against Netanyahu

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, reputedly a leading rival of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud, told Israel Radio that he will not challenge him while he is…

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Tunnel Boring Work Set to Begin on Tel Aviv Subway

The construction of the Tel Aviv underground light rail system moves on to its second, more advanced stage Sunday, as the first specially built tunnel boring machine (TBR) begins work…

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Katz: Free Bus Rides From Tel Aviv to Old City on Pesach

Politically, Israel has much to celebrate this year – but with the “reward” comes risks, said Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. Besides the positive direction of U.S. policy for Israel’s growth…

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Renault Brings 100% Electric Car to Israel

Renault has begun selling its Zoe electric car in Israel. The subcompact – designed from the bottom up as an electric car, as opposed to being adapted from a gas-powered…

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