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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Tuesday 18th January - Impact of new bus routes in Jerusalem and New Transport Ministry Director General

Bus Changes

Following the closure of Jaffa Street to all road traffic the Jerusalem Post reports on the early impacts of the changes to the bus routes.  The impact appears not to be too bad especially at rush hour.  The time of day with the most congestion appears to be in early afternoon at the end of the school day.  Bus drivers are though facing some difficulties when turning corners with a bus approaching from other directions.

 Fig. 1  A bus bottleneck on Agripas Street (16.01.11) Picture take by Tomer Appelbaum, Haaretz

The advice of Israeltransport.blogspot.com is for anyone travelling into the city center to use public transport and to allow slightly more time for travel than in the past, as these changes are introduced.  
If you have any comments on the new transport system in Jerusalem please leave a comment here or email.

New Director General for the Transport Ministry

Dan Harel has been approved by the Appointments Committee as the new Director General of the Transport Ministry.  The appointment was made by the Transport Minister Israel Katz.  Dan Harel is the former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Force.

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