Public Transportation

Tel Aviv Seeks Approval To Run Buses On Shabbat

02/21/2012

The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7.

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Israeli Transportation Ministry, but the ministry said in a statement, “There is a decades-old status quo regarding operation of public transportation on Shabbat, and the Transportation Ministry does not intend to violate it.”

Tel Aviv Seeks Approval To Run Buses On Shabbat

02/21/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Transportation Ministry. If the ministry rejects the request, the resolution provides for the creation of an independent transportation service.

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