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431 railway line  credit: Anat Daniely Lev Road 1 to close nights next week to complete railway bridge

Work on the 431 railway bridge, originally set for one Shabbat, will now be carried out over at least four nights.

Miri Regev  credit: Amit Shabi, Yedioth Ahronoth Miri Regev must not remain transport minister one more day

After Channel 13's exposure of the way narrow political considerations guide policy at the Ministry of Transport, Regev has lost all public legitimacy.

Idan Ofer credit: Sivan Farag Idan Ofer again loses on EVs

Ten years ago, Better Place collapsed with losses of NIS 3 billion. Now, OPC, controlled by Ofer's Kenon Holdings, is writing off its much more modest investment in charging station company Gnrgy.

New cars awaiting export from China credit: Shutterstock 22% of new cars sold in Israel are Chinese

Deteriorating relations between Israel and China over Gaza have not affected consumer behavior as Israelis snap up Chinese made electric cars.

Tel Aviv light rail credit: Bar Lavi Int'l cos reluctant to bid for new TA light rail tenders

The uncertain security and economic situation caused by the war is deterring international companies from bidding to operate the Green and Purple Lines.

Exodigo team   credit: Eyal Toueg "There are always surprises underground"

Exodigo's technology doesn't come cheap, but not knowing what's under the surface can cost an infrastructure or mining company a great deal more.

OPC Hadera Power Plant  credit: OPC Gov't decides not to decide on Reindeer power plant

The planned expansion of the OPC power station in Hadera has been cancelled.

Work on light rail Green Line  credit: Bar Lavi Planned Metro excavations revive artificial island idea

40 million cubic meters of earth will be excavated in constructing the Gush Dan Metro. Could it be used to build an island off Israel's coast?

Shai Kedem  credit: Ron Rakach Another senior professional leaves Transport Ministry

Transport Planning Division head Shai Kedem has announced that he will step down.

ZOOZ Power CEO Boaz Weizer  credit: PR ZOOZ Power completes SPAC merger

The company is a developer of fast charging solutions for electric vehicles.

GPS-based app Waze credit: Daniel Constante Shutterstock High alert as GPS disruptions spread to central Israel

Residents reported disruptions with GPS-based navigation apps like Waze, Moovit and Google Maps, telling users they were in Beirut, likely due to IDF jamming actions.

BYD ATTO3 best selling car in Israel credit: PR Car deliveries to Israel down sharply in Q1

Israel's car import market recorded a strong fall in the first quarter of 2024, although electric cars grabbed a far bigger market share.

Jerusalem light rail Red Line credit: Shutterstock Jerusalem Red Line extension delayed until later this year

The eight kilometer extension of the light rail Red Line had been scheduled to open in July 2023.

Dan bus credit: Cadya Levy Public transport fare reform goes into effect

The reform includes free travel for discharged soldiers in their first year after service, 50% discount fares for residents of the geographical periphery, and discounts for those aged 26 and younger.

Tel Aviv Metro project credit: Tali Bogdansky Gov't Cos Authority wants new company to run Metro project

The Authority is formulating a government decision to remove the project from NTA, which is responsible for building the Tel Aviv light rail system.

Shaul Schneider credt: Shlomi Yosef Ashdod Port CEO reveals IPO plans

Shaul Schneider told the Globes Infrastructures Conference that only 49% of the port's shares would be sold, so control would remain in government hands.

OPC Hadera Power Plant  credit: OPC C'ttee approves power stations over ministers' objections

The National Infrastructures Committee has approved construction of the Reindeer Energy Eastern Power Station and expansion of the OPC power station in Hadera.

ZIM ship credit: ZIM ZIM slumps to huge loss in 2023

The Israeli shipping company sees prices rising because of the Houthi crisis, which has increased demand for its services.

Light rail station  credit: Yossi Cohen Red Line glitches pile up

Some of the faults on the Tel Aviv area light rail line are teething troubles, but some are a result of deficiencies in planning and execution.

Gett app  credit: Studio Gett Pango in talks to buy Gett

Negotiations are taking place at a valuation of $150-160 million, nearly 80% below taxi hailing app Gett's valuation in its aborted IPO.

Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area light rail Red Line  credit: Yossi Cohen Greater Tel Aviv light rail usage disappoints

NTA projected 238,00 journeys daily for the Red Line, but in the first six months of operation passenger numbers were far lower.

Nofit light rail credit: Yinon Consultation Alstom consortium wins Haifa-Nazareth light rail tender

Alstom, Electra and Minrav will build and operate the 41 kilometer line with 20 stations.

Emmanuel Macron  credit: Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis France seeks to expedite India-Middle East-Europe corridor

The project, which includes Israel, is partly meant to counter China's "Belt and Road" program and the Russia-India "North-South" corridor via Iran.

New cars at Haifa Port  credit: Shutterstock EV travel tax seen yielding NIS 1.5b in first year

The tax is due to be imposed from 2026, to compensate for loss of revenue from taxation of fuel. 11.4% of state revenues derive from vehicle taxation.

Site of Metro station in Tel Aviv credit: Shutterstock NTA issues expropriation orders for Tel Aviv Metro

NTA says that, at this stage, land will be expropriated in the center of the network only for the construction of the M1 and M3 lines.

Jared Kushner and Asi Shmeltzer credit: Ezra Levy Kushner's Affinity Partners buys 15% Shlomo Group stake

Affinity Partners, which was founded by Jared Kushner, has raised $2 billion from the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar.

MSC container ship in Suez Canal credit: Shutterstock Egypt asks Houthis to attack only Israeli ships - report

Due to a big fall in Suez Canal revenue, Egypt has asked the Houthis to focus attacks only on Israeli ships, "Al-Araby Al-Jadeed" reports.

Container ship credit: Shlomi Yosef Insurance cos refuse coverage for Israeli ships in Red Sea - report

Insurance companies have stopped providing coverage for Israeli, US and UK ships sailing on the Red Sea, CNN and Loadstar have reported.

COSCO ship  credit: Shutterstock How China profits from COSCO's avoidance of Israel

The decision by COSCO not to visit Israeli ports has boosted the market share of Chinese shipping lines.

EV charging point  credit: PR Mileage tax will apply to plug-ins

The new tax on electric vehicles will be broadened to include plug-in hybrids in 2026. Higher prices for electricity to charge EVs will also be considered.

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