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Israel Railways Photo: Israel Railways Spokesperson Israel Railways hurtling towards financial disaster

Dragged into debt by its cargo subsidiary, and failing to exploit its commercial potential, Israel Railways is using accounting tricks to extort taxpayers' money.

electric bicycles Test introduced for electric bike riders

Under new regulations, from next month, riders in Israel without a driving license will be required to pass a theory test.

Tel Aviv light railway Eight transport projects to clear the jams

"Globes" reveals the projects designed to relieve road congestion, their cost, where they stand, and the likelihood that they will really change our lives.

Traffic jams Will we still get caught in traffic jams in five years?

Four major transportation projects are scheduled for completion in 2025, but they are not enough.

Sorek railway Photo: D.E.L. Engineering Israel Railways issues tenders for Highway 431 railway

The new track will connect the two railway stations in Rishon Lezion to the Paatei Modi'in railway station and the high-speed railway to Jerusalem.

Israel Railways Israel Railways posts huge Q3 loss

Inadequate rolling stock is one of the main factors blamed for a loss of NIS 273 million.

Charging Bird scooters Photo: Dror Adi Electric scooters boost Tel Aviv's gig economy

"Globes"  talks to scooter collectors, "Bird hunters" who are earning up to NIS 10,000 per month, and await the launch of Lime.

Tel Aviv traffic jam  photo: Eyal Izhar McKinsey: State can't afford Tel Aviv metro

Consultants McKinsey recommend the value-capture method for financing the project, meaning that those who benefit pay.

Tel Aviv Central Station Photo: Eyal Izhar Railway stations fail to realize commercial potential

The company founded six years ago to develop the valuable real estate in and around Israel's stations has achieved nothing.

vehicle technology  image: Shutterstock - ASAP Creative Autotech ahoy!

With the timetable for commercializing autonomous cars getting longer, Israeli autotech companies are looking at parallel markets - shipping, for example.

Yisrael Katz Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative No light at the end of the tunnel

Opening the Jerusalem fast-link last month let Yisrael Katz keep his promise but has been a disaster for Israel Railways passengers.

Impression of Haifa University cable car station  image: Yefe Nof Israel's cable car revival

Jerusalem, Haifa and Nazareth all plan cable car routes, but are they genuine transport solutions, or just showy and costly tourist attractions?

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