The 41-kilometer line will have 19 stations, park and drive parking lots, a depot, and a control center.
Israir VP marketing: The new plane will help keep ticket prices low.
Koji Arima, president of Japanese auto systems giant Denso, stopped at Valens during his lightning confidential visit to Israel.
Handing the electrification project to Spanish company SEMI in 2015 because its bid was the cheapest was disastrous.
A senior delegation from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and many others are coming to next week's smart transport event in Israel.
The IMF gave public transportation in Israel's cities an unsatisfactory rating, saying that road congestion cost passengers an average of 60 minutes a day.
Each freight train gets 70 trucks off the road, but they carry only 6% of Israeli goods, compared with 15-18% in Western Europe.
Despite Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz being nine years in the job, we still lack a coherent plan.