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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year as Israel Transport תחבורה בישראל celebrates 1st Birthday

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Speed Cameras to start in Israel in January

Following an initial six month delay for the introduction of fixed-position road side speed cameras in Israel, the cameras will begin operating in January, as reported by Globes, to enforce speed limits and traffic lights across Israel.

Israel Transport תחבורה בישראל reported in March 2011 on the plan to install speed cameras along major highways in Israel to cut down on drivers breaking the speed limit and motoring accidents.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Tzipi Hotovely Member of Knesset sits at the front of a bus to protest Segregation of Women in Israel

Following the recent controversy in Israel regarding the Haredi Community's attempt to force women to sit at the back of buses in Israel, the female Member of Knesset, Tzipi Hotovely, protested these attempts.

The Likud Member of Knesset who is the Chairwoman of the Status of Women Committee, on Thursday morning sat at the front of a bus which the Haredi  Community are trying to enforce female segregation, according to the Jerusalem Post.

This followed a further attack against a female solider sitting on a bus on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Will Nevatim host a new International Airport in Israe? Israeli Government helping to cover El Al's security costs and Jacob Bilstein to Head the National Strategy Plan

Will Nevatim host a new International Airport in Israe? 

Israel's Transport Minister Israel Katz is proposing that Israel builds a second international airport in Nevatim in the Negev Desert, according to Ynet.  The new airport would be used to support Israel's current  international airport Ben Gurion Airport.

Nevatim Airport is currently a Military Airport in the northern Negev 5 miles south-east of Ber Sheva Israel's Cabinet has asked the Transport Minister Israel Katz and Defence Minister Ehud Barak to give their recommendations for whether Nevatim should be converted to an International Airport.  It is believed that the surrounding local Government areas support Nevatim becoming an International Airport so help develop the economy of the Negev.

Israeli Government helping to cover El Al's security costs

El Al will be refunded $5.8 million of it's security costs in 2011 by the Israeli Government.  The Israeli Government currently covers about 60% of El AL's security costs which will rise to 70% in 2012 and 80% when the European Open-Skies agreement is introduced.

Jacob Bilstein to Head the National Strategy Plan

Jacob Bilstein has been appointed by Israel's Transport Minister, Israel Katz to manage the National Transport Strategy in Israel.  The plan aims to build a national network of roads and railways between Kiryat Shemona in Northern Israel and Eilat in Southern Israel at a cost of almost $100 billion.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Israel's 20 Year Vehicle Scrap Car Compensation Plan

The Israel Transport Ministry will launch a programme on 1 January 2012 where owners of vehicles that are more than twenty years old will be able to turn their car into the Israel Government and received compensation of 3000 Shekels.

The roll out of the national scheme follows a successful two year trial, during which time 18000 vehicles more than 20 years told were returned to the State.

The aim of the project is to reduce heavily polluting vehicles in Israel.

To receive the 3000 Shekels

- Vehicles must be more than 20 years old, from the date of manufacture.
- Have a valid passenger vehicle licence.
- Returned to the State by the Registered Owner

Owners wishing to receive compensation must return a cancellation of registration form to the Licensing Agency and within 48 hours deliver their car to an authorised sites.  Following a 45 day identification process the owner will have the 3000 shekels compensated to their account.

Site NameWeb sitePhoneFaxAddress
AA Carr Center MotorsCarr Center Motors Ashdod08-852423808-8524236Street corner work fig 1, Light Industry Zone, Ashdod - Map

Site Name PhoneFaxAddress
Hyper passed Ltd.03-934202303-9342022Nachshon 17 purple industrial zone, Petah Tikva
Taysir Markets Ltd. Company02-624754802-6247561Airport St. 6. Atarot industrial area of Jerusalem
Haifa dragged Assouline Ltd04-8424279
04-8411-033Yosef Basri 30 Kiryat Ata
Mksli Ltd.04-6800777
04-6931884Industrial area Hazor

Further details can be found on the Israel Transport Ministry website.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Could Segregated buses make a return in Israel, Eldan to start leasing Better Place Electric Cars in Israel in 2012, Tel Aviv's Rental Bike Service is Succeeding

Could Segregated buses make a return in Israel?

Israel has this week seen a conflict re-emerge over the issue of female segregation on buses.  The sexist policy requiring women to sit at the back of buses on certain routes in Israel was banned earlier this year.

In order to ensure that this law was enforced, campaigns have been carried out to ensure that women can choose to sit where they like on the bus.  However, the Haredi Community have hit back demanding the right to operate private bus lines where segregation would be enforced.

Eldan to start leasing Better Place Electric Cars in Israel in 2012

Better Place have signed an agreement with Eldan, Israel's largest rental car company to provide hundreds of Renault Fluence electric cars for the car rental market in Israel.  Better Place will also install the car charging operators for Eldan to widen the electric car infrastructure across Israel.

Tel Aviv's Rental Bike Service is Succeeding

Seven months after the launch of the Tel Aviv Bike Rental Scheme, over 13000 people have purchased an annual subscription, with about 5500 bikes being rented every day from the 141 rental stations across Tel Aviv.

It was announced this week that daily and weekly subscriptions would now be offered for casual users of the service.

A daily rental of a bike would be 16 Shekels and a weekly rental would cost 60 Shekels.  It will be possible to pay at the rental station by credit card.

An annual subscription is 240 Shekels for residents of Tel Aviv and 280 Shekels for non-residents.  An annual subscription can only be purchased at the Tel Aviv Muncipality or on the Tel-O-Fun website.

It is also expected that 50 further rental stations will open in the Tel Aviv suburbs.