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Gas station line Credit: Cadya Levy New car deliveries down 13% in first half of 2022

The fall in new car deliveries in Israel is attributed to global supply chain problems rather than a dampening in demand for new cars.

Road 1 bus lane from Sha'ar Hagai to launch Million Plan

Work on the plan to save 1 million car trips per day will begin in the coming weeks by converting a lane from Sha'ar Hagai to Tel Aviv into a bus lane.

Merav Michaeli  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yediot Ahronot Tel Aviv metro becomes a political game

Political wrangling hasn't entirely stopped the project, vital for Israel's economy, but it raises fears for future progress.

Kiryat Shmona Credit: Shutterstock StockStudio Aerials Kiryat Shmona rail link plan deposited for objections

The new line has come under criticism because stations will be built in outlying areas and will not serve Arab towns.

BL chargers  credit: BL Energy BLEnergy installing power storage system for Haifa's Metronit

The system will charge Metronit’s 50 electric articulated buses.

Israel Railways Credit: Eyal Izhar Israel Railways to compensate woman forced to change car

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court has approved a payment of NIS 16,000 to Maya Melitz, after a guard ordered her to change carriages because men wanted to say their morning prayers.

Zim Photo: PR ZIM share price sinks on slowdown concerns

The Israeli shipping company's share price fell sharply last week after the OECD revised downwards its forecast for global growth in 2022.

Tesla Credit: PR Electric vehicle sales soar in Israel

Electric vehicles have captured 5.2% of sales of new cars, up 1.2% from last year, and could reach more than 8% by the end of the year.

Tel Aviv's Rabin Square Credit: Cadya Levy Tel Aviv renovations create chaos

1,300 transport infrastructure works projects are underway, so that the city that never stops can keep moving in decades to come.

Egged bus Credit: Shutterstock Egged approves sale to Keystone Fund

Each of the Israeli bus company's 1,315 shareholders will receive NIS 2.1 million, before tax.

Ezra Gardner and Omri Cherni Credit: Gesher Freightos agrees SPAC merger at $435m valuation

The Israeli freight booking and payment platform will trade on Nasdaq after merging with Gesher 1 Acquisition Corp.

Tel Aviv light rail Photo: Eyal Izhar Chinese, Russian cos out of Haifa-Nazareth light rail project

Chinese company CREC and Russia's JSC Transmashholding have withdrawn from their respective consortia after pre-qualification.

Electric vehicles at charging station  credit: Shutterstock Details emerge of proposed driving tax on electric cars

Under current Ministry of Finance proposals, the tax will average NIS 3,000-4,000 annually.

Tel Aviv Metro Credit: Shutterstock Ministerial c'ttee approves plans for 2 Tel Aviv Metro lines

The inter-ministerial committee has approved the M1 line southern section and the M3 line.

Zim CEO Eli Glickman Photo: Itay Rappaport ZIM keeps posting record profits

CEO Eli Glickman: Since our flotation just a year and four months ago we have distributed dividends that are fifteen times the amount we raised.

Optibus founders Eitan Yanovsky and Amos Haggiag  credit: Optibus Transport planning co Optibus raises $100m at $1.3b valuation

Co-founder and CEO Amos Haggiag: It wasn't easy to get the valuation we wanted.

Image of ElectReon technology credit: Company website ElectReon to charge Electra Afikim buses

The NIS 6.5 million project in Rosh Ha'ayin will enable public transport company Electra Afikim to charge 30 buses 24 hours a day.

Shai Agassi  credit: Tamar Matsafi Shai Agassi makes autotech comeback with Israeli LiDAR co

Agassi is executive chairperson of LiDAR developer Makalu Optics of Rehovot.

Road 6 Credit: Tamar Matsafi Extra bus and ridesharing lane to be built on Road 6

The number of buses on the Cross-Israel Highway hardly justifies an extra lane, so cars with three people have been added. It is just an excuse to continue investing in the car.

Electric car at charging station credit: Shutterstock Still more questions than answers in Israel's EV market

You bought an electric car? Great. But what will it be worth when you sell it? And outside Tel Aviv, where will you charge it?

Driverless parking  credit: Tesla Transport Ministry to allow driverless parking

The function whereby a car parks itself and returns to the driver is available on Tesla and Hyundai EVs sold in Israel.

Traffic jam on Ayalon Highway  credit: Eyal Izhar The price of living in a crowded country

Under-investment in Israel's infrastructure is costing us not just time and annoyance, but billions in lost GDP.

NTA deputy CEO: Light rail can operate this year

Outgoing NTA deputy CEO Keren Zohar insists the Tel Aviv light rail Red Line can start operations in November, if bureaucratic obstacles are removed.

Tel Aviv light rail subway Photo: Eyal Izhar Metro line cut back after Ra'anana, Kfar Saba objections

The Ministry of Transport insists that the section of the M1 line north of Glilot has not been cancelled but will be approved at a later stage.

Cycling in Tel Aviv  credit: Shlomi Yosef Tel Aviv area cycling infrastructure set for major expansion

The project is part of a national master plan aimed at raising the proportion of journeys made by bicycle to 10%.

Levinsky Street Credit: Cadya Levy Levinsky Market is just the start

The success of closing off Levinsky Street has encouraged Tel Aviv to banish cars from more side streets.

New cars Credit: Shutterstock Alexfan32 Prices of new cars to rise sharply after Passover

Car manufacturers are passing on higher energy, raw material and shipping costs to the importers.

Trial run of Red Line train in Petah Tikva  credit: Eyal Izhar Do prices along the Red Line have further to rise?

Transport experts say Petah Tikva and Bat Yam, at the two ends of NTA's first light rail route, will see the greatest impact, but it all depends on suitable urban planning.

New configuration of Downtown Rehovot Photo: Arceffect Adi Bueno Rehovot-Rishon Bus-Rapid-Transport plans unveiled

The 21 kilometer BRT service involves closing the main streets of Rehovot and Ness Ziona to cars.

Egged bus Photo: PR Egged opts to sell to Keystone Fund, despite lower bid

In a surprise move, the bus company has rejected the much higher bid from the Carasso-Migdal-Aluma consortium, after it refused to make a 15% down payment.

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