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Air Haifa credit: ATR Air Haifa to receive first aircraft this month

The new Israeli airline hopes to begin scheduled flights between Haifa and Eilat in September and will also operate routes to Cyprus and Greece.

Tesla model Y credit: Tesla Tesla sharply cuts prices in Israel

The latest price cuts come even though purchase tax on electric vehicles rose from 20% to 35% at the start of 2024.

Jerusalem Light Rail credit: Kfir Jerusalem light rail delays pile up

The war and violent haredi protests are delaying opening of the Green Line and Red Line extension as well as the start of construction of the Blue Line.

Naty Saidoff  credit: Eyal Izhar Bribery case against Shikun & Binui closed, subsidiaries penalized

Companies in the Shikun & Binui group will pay a total of NIS 260 million in the affair of bribery of public servants in Africa.

Traffic on Ayalon Highway  credit: Eyal Izhar Tender for Tel Aviv congestion charge operator on horizon

Objections by Minister of Transport Miri Regev have delayed it for a year, but the Ministry of Finance is determined that we will pay to drive into the Tel Aviv area.

Light rail in Downtown Jerusalem credit: Shutterstock Jerusalem Metro preliminary planning tender issued

Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transport see the city's light rail network reaching capacity by 2030, making it necessary to expand public transport.

Israel Railways inset Miri Regev credit: Israel Railways, Knesset Spokesperson Noam Moskovitch Israel Railways electrification delayed by war and politics

Due to be completed by 2021, the national network is unlikely to be fully electrified before 2030.

Dan buses on Reines Street, Tel Aviv  credit: Cadya Levy Public transport fares to rise from July 1

Single bus fares will rise from NIS 5.5 to NIS 6, while light rail fares will rise to NIS 8.

Egged bus credit: Shutterstock Keystone to buy remaining 40% Egged stake

When the deal is completed, Keystone will have paid NIS 4.8 billion for 100% of the bus company, with each member receiving NIS 3.7 million for their stake.

BHM founders and owners Zvika Bar Haim and Amir Mangad credit: Dror Binyamin Wellborn Capital buys 45% stake in shipping co BHM

As part of the deal, owners Zvika Bar Haim and Amir Mangad will sell half of their holdings (in equal parts), while at the same time Wellborn will inject capital into the company in order to support the expansion of activities.

431 railway line  credit: Anat Daniely Lev Road 1 to close nights next week to complete railway bridge

Work on the 431 railway bridge, originally set for one Shabbat, will now be carried out over at least four nights.

Miri Regev  credit: Amit Shabi, Yedioth Ahronoth Miri Regev must not remain transport minister one more day

After Channel 13's exposure of the way narrow political considerations guide policy at the Ministry of Transport, Regev has lost all public legitimacy.

Idan Ofer credit: Sivan Farag Idan Ofer again loses on EVs

Ten years ago, Better Place collapsed with losses of NIS 3 billion. Now, OPC, controlled by Ofer's Kenon Holdings, is writing off its much more modest investment in charging station company Gnrgy.

New cars awaiting export from China credit: Shutterstock 22% of new cars sold in Israel are Chinese

Deteriorating relations between Israel and China over Gaza have not affected consumer behavior as Israelis snap up Chinese made electric cars.

Tel Aviv light rail credit: Bar Lavi Int'l cos reluctant to bid for new TA light rail tenders

The uncertain security and economic situation caused by the war is deterring international companies from bidding to operate the Green and Purple Lines.

Exodigo team   credit: Eyal Toueg "There are always surprises underground"

Exodigo's technology doesn't come cheap, but not knowing what's under the surface can cost an infrastructure or mining company a great deal more.

OPC Hadera Power Plant  credit: OPC Gov't decides not to decide on Reindeer power plant

The planned expansion of the OPC power station in Hadera has been cancelled.

Work on light rail Green Line  credit: Bar Lavi Planned Metro excavations revive artificial island idea

40 million cubic meters of earth will be excavated in constructing the Gush Dan Metro. Could it be used to build an island off Israel's coast?

Shai Kedem  credit: Ron Rakach Another senior professional leaves Transport Ministry

Transport Planning Division head Shai Kedem has announced that he will step down.

ZOOZ Power CEO Boaz Weizer  credit: PR ZOOZ Power completes SPAC merger

The company is a developer of fast charging solutions for electric vehicles.

GPS-based app Waze credit: Daniel Constante Shutterstock High alert as GPS disruptions spread to central Israel

Residents reported disruptions with GPS-based navigation apps like Waze, Moovit and Google Maps, telling users they were in Beirut, likely due to IDF jamming actions.

BYD ATTO3 best selling car in Israel credit: PR Car deliveries to Israel down sharply in Q1

Israel's car import market recorded a strong fall in the first quarter of 2024, although electric cars grabbed a far bigger market share.

Jerusalem light rail Red Line credit: Shutterstock Jerusalem Red Line extension delayed until later this year

The eight kilometer extension of the light rail Red Line had been scheduled to open in July 2023.

Dan bus credit: Cadya Levy Public transport fare reform goes into effect

The reform includes free travel for discharged soldiers in their first year after service, 50% discount fares for residents of the geographical periphery, and discounts for those aged 26 and younger.

Tel Aviv Metro project credit: Tali Bogdansky Gov't Cos Authority wants new company to run Metro project

The Authority is formulating a government decision to remove the project from NTA, which is responsible for building the Tel Aviv light rail system.

Shaul Schneider credt: Shlomi Yosef Ashdod Port CEO reveals IPO plans

Shaul Schneider told the Globes Infrastructures Conference that only 49% of the port's shares would be sold, so control would remain in government hands.

OPC Hadera Power Plant  credit: OPC C'ttee approves power stations over ministers' objections

The National Infrastructures Committee has approved construction of the Reindeer Energy Eastern Power Station and expansion of the OPC power station in Hadera.

ZIM ship credit: ZIM ZIM slumps to huge loss in 2023

The Israeli shipping company sees prices rising because of the Houthi crisis, which has increased demand for its services.

Light rail station  credit: Yossi Cohen Red Line glitches pile up

Some of the faults on the Tel Aviv area light rail line are teething troubles, but some are a result of deficiencies in planning and execution.

Gett app  credit: Studio Gett Pango in talks to buy Gett

Negotiations are taking place at a valuation of $150-160 million, nearly 80% below taxi hailing app Gett's valuation in its aborted IPO.

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