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Sde Dov airport Photo: Shutterstock Environmentalists oppose keeping Sde Dov airport open

The Tel Aviv mayor wants to reduce the number of planned housing units on the site from 16,000 to 8,000 and keep the airport operating.

Yossi Singer and Erez Balasha Photo: Tamuz Rachman Generation Capital raises NIS 230m infrastructure fund

The fund is planning to raise more capital through a share offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)

El Al, photo: Sivan Farag El Al launches civilian pilots school in Florida

The new course is designed for Israeli citizens, both men and women, at least 21 years old with matriculation certificates and having no previous flying experience.

Jerusalem light rail Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Jerusalem light rail tender underway

The project for extending the capital's light rail system is estimated at $9 billion, making it the largest-ever PPP project in Israel.

Acquisition Photo: Shutterstock Pangea buys Israeli co NIP Global for $30m

Herzliya-based NIP Global develops electronic infrastructure for population registries and issuing biometric documents.

Egged Egged to lay off 3,100 as part of subsidy deal

By 2030, all Israeli bus routes will be put up for tenders, which Egged will have to bid for against its rivals.

CAR2GO Photo: PR Shagrir to operate carsharing venture in Spain, Portugal, Italy

The venture will go into operation in September after GoTo's system is adapted to the customer's needs.

Traffic camera Photo: Dafi Hirschfeld Public transport lane cameras reliability also questioned

Israel Police has reportedly stopped issuing tickets from all speed cameras around the country after the Technion, Institute of Technology cast doubts on the accuracy of the cameras.

speed cameras Israel's traffic cameras failure exposes state to huge lawsuits

Tickets totaling hundreds of millions of shekels are liable to be reversed if a test of the Gatso A3 high-speed camera system shows it is unreliable.

BMW electric  photo: PR Israel imposes higher purchase tax on luxury electric cars

Hybrids and plug-ins costing over NIS 300,000 will bear higher purchase tax rates like conventional luxury vehicles.

Tel Aviv bike path photo: Meirav Modan Taking Israel's cyclists for a ride

Local authorities in Israel constantly proclaim grandiose plans for bicycle paths, and then fail to carry them out.

Israel Railways Electrification fiasco slows down Israel Railways

Handing the electrification project to Spanish company SEMI in 2015 because its bid was the cheapest was disastrous.

Prof. Amnon Shashua Photo: PR Tel Aviv's Ecomotion to showcase Israeli auto-tech

A senior delegation from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and many others are coming to next week's smart transport event  in Israel.

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