Ten days before the light rail is set to
begin in Jerusalem, CityPass, the conglomerate that runs the trains, announced
it had updated 20 of the 100 traffic lights along the route.
rail should have priority at each intersection, requiring each traffic light to
be updated. Disagreements over the updating caused months-long delays, until an
arbitrator ruled the train must run without the updated traffic lights last
month. Trains running without the updated lights may take up to three times as
long during rush hour, as they are forced to wait.