Israel Katz the Transport Minister of Israel launched a new tender to the proposed railway line between Acre and Karmiel in northern Israel, which will be managed by the National Roads Company. The closing date for bids will be 21 June 2011. This will be a double railway, 23 miles in length with two stations along the route one at Ahihud and at the entrance to Karmiel.
This is part of the proposed travel plan to better link the northern periphery of Israel to the center of the country.
Better Place in Israel
There is an interesting article about how the Better Car Electric Car's will work in Israel at frumforum.