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Israeli marina Photo: Tamar Matsafi Municipalities vow to fight decision not to build marinas

The Israeli cities see the marinas as an opportunity for economic development and dismiss arguments about environmental damage and access to beaches as demagoguery.

Tel Aviv marina Photo: Tamar Matsafi Nahariya marina approved, plan for five others rejected

The Planning Administration spokesperson said the five marinas were rejected because of environmental damage and the need to keep beaches accessible to the public.

Oren Shoval and Daniel Ramot Photo: PR Micro-transit co Via raises $130m at $3.3b valuation

The Israeli company controls an estimated 50% of the world's micro-transit market

Haim Glick Photo: Kadya Levy Egis Gadish wins tender to manage Tel Aviv Metro preparations

The tender winners will coordinate, and manage all preparations for construction of 150 kilometers of underground railway and 109 stations.

Tesla car in Tel Aviv  credit Hadar Ruth Bashan Tesla dominates as EV sales take off in Israel

9,600 electric cars have been delivered in Israel so far this year, 700% more than in 2020.

Minister of Transport Merav Michaeli Photo: Israel Democracy Institute Michaeli's Shabbat buses initiative lacks coalition consensus

Minister of Transport Merav Michaeli is promoting an amendment to traffic regulations, which would allow local authorities to operate buses on Shabbat.

Israeli marina Photo: Tamar Matsafi Israel's Transport Minister objects to plan for marinas

Merav Michaeli has backed environmental groups opposed to the six planned marinas to provide berths for 3,500 yachts at the expense of 3.5 kilometers of beaches.

traffic jam  photo: Shutterstock, ASAP Creative There's money, but road congestion solutions will take time

After two lost years, the Transport Ministry has its biggest budget ever. It will mostly go to public transport.

Miao Qiang  credit: Shlomi Yosef Haifa Bayport chief: Israel's like China 20 years ago

SIPG Israel CEO Miao Qiang gives his impression of how the locals do business, and explains why his company chose Israel for its first port outside China.

Amos Haggiag and Eitan Yanovsky Credit: Optibus Optibus optimizes bus lines worldwide with algorithms

With operations in 500 cities worldwide, the Israeli company allows bus companies to achieve optimal results with fewer buses, and less mileage and driving hours.

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station Photo: Shutterstock What next for Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station?

A white elephant and economic disaster from 1976 to 1993 and environmental hazard and urban blight ever since, the sorry saga is entering a new phase.

Tel Aviv light rail Photo: Eyal Izhar Can Israel pivot from cars to public transport?

"Globes" examines Israel's biggest transport projects, which reflect a shift from cars to trains and buses. But will they relieve the congestion?

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