Zum Thema: transportation

Tel Aviv Gets a Ferry?

As light rail construction ensues until its alleged end date in 2022, all roads leading to Tel Aviv continue to grow in traffic congestion – though a new and quite creative solution was proposed – a ferry system. The idea was sourced by Miri Regev, the newly appointed Transportation Minister, who asked for solutions in… […]

El Al Airlines Struggles Amidst All-Time Travel Lows

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s largest airline carrier has suspended flights to a number of destinations. In addition to China, Hong Kong, and Thailand, the airline has also stopped flights to Japan and Italy, which have all been impacted with the COVID-19 virus. With the rising numbers of infections, and the… […]

Moovit Drives Public Transit Forward in 100 Countries

The popular Israeli transit app, Moovit, is expanding globally, and will now serve over 720 million users in over 100 countries in 6 continents. The app, which launched in 2011, allows for individuals to see real time public transport updates, and navigate their way around cities based on the various public transport choices. While the… […]

Israeli Aircraft Flies Over Sudanese Air Space for First Time

In its inaugural journey, an Israeli airplane flew over Sudan for the first time en route to Kinshasa in the Congo. In the past, Israeli aircrafts have been forbidden to fly over African countries, forced to land in Jordan or another country so that they are not logged as Israeli flights. However, after a recent… […]

Public Buses Run on Shabbat in Tel Aviv

Should buses run on Shabbat? In Tel Aviv, what seemed like a never-ending debate is now over. In a rebellious move to support Israel’s most pluralistic city, the local Tel Aviv municipality decided to provide public bus service to residents on what was once declared a public service day of rest. The decision comes amidst… […]

Scooters and Bikes Need License Plates

With the new age of mobility comes new need for safety, and so, new regulations. The Tel Aviv municipality is now requiring that all mobile vehicle companies, including e-scooters and bicycles, add license plates on each of their vehicles. Companies have until December 15 to instate the plates. They aim for riders to be more… […]

Smart Car Security Emerges with Israeli Startup

With innovations in smart transportation comes a new approach to car safety and security. Enter UVeye, an innovative computer machine learning approach to easily and efficiently inspect cars for danger, inside and out. It started when Amir Hever entered a parking lot, and saw his undercarriage was being checked with a mirror taped to a… […]

Jerusalem of Traffic: Main Road Closes for Three Years

A main gateway to Jerusalem has been closed, and is expected to cause massive amounts of traffic congestion for at least three years. Ironically, the main road is being shut down to support construction of the Jerusalem Gateway Project, a 74-acre commercial center made of 1.5 million square meters of commercial space, including offices, 2,000… […]

New Public Transport Option Hits Central Israel

A new fleet of vehicles is hitting the Tel Aviv streets, which is a new path to solving the heavily congested traffic in the central city, an initiative by the Ministries of Finance and Transportation. Via Transportation Inc, a ridesharing app which already operates in 11 countries and 32 cities across the world, has partnered… […]

Is Sherut Culture a Vehicle for Kindness?

As I stand on Ben Yehuda, a busy main street parallel to the beach in Tel Aviv, I wave down a yellow taxi – not the New York kind – but what Israelis call a ‘monit sherut’, or shared taxi. The sherut is an alternative to taking the bus, as it often runs along the… […]

The Startup Nation Needs New Roads

In the past twenty years, the number of cars on the Israeli roads have more than doubled; however, the number of roads has only grown by 45%. Ultimately this means there are too many cars, and not enough roads. Traffic congestion is said to be causing Israel about 35 billion shekels annually. With the new… […]

Jerusalem Railway Station is Open

Starting Tuesday, September 25, the long-awaited Jerusalem railway opened, and it’s making moves towards Tel Aviv. The railway line situated at the Yitzhak Navon Railway Station is across from the Central Bus Station, and isn’t yet fully operational. The line has only recently been approved for a one-month trial, which will run between Jerusalem and… […]

American Public Transport is Transforming with Israeli App

Public transportation will never be the same again. Via, a new Israeli mobile app created by Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval, has introduced the Israeli concept of the sherut, Israel’s shared minibuses, and made it accessible to all. Sheruts are yellow minibuses which hold one driver and ten passengers, following a fixed route and picking… […]

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Train is a Smooth Ride

The seven-billion-dollar project which has been in the works since 2001 is finally moving, and Israel Katz, the Minister of Transportation took the express train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for its first test drive on Tuesday. The train only drove a short ride before proving how much more quiet and comfortable an electric engine… […]

Egged wins the Tel Aviv Red Line

With only three runners in the transit game, Egged took home the Red Line win when it becomes the first official operating line in the upcoming Tel Aviv Railway system. The massive public transport infrastructure is only one year into building, and daily efforts are steadily steaming forward to a timely start in 2021, reports… […]

Tel Aviv Transportation is Rolling with the Times

If there is one thing everyone in Israel can agree on, it is the disastrous parking situation in Tel Aviv. Residents can spend hours looking for parking spots, which increases frustration, air pollution, and traffic congestion in the city that never sleeps. The Tel Aviv municipality is finally making moves to create a long term… […]