Ten days before the light rail is set to begin in Jerusalem, CityPass, the
conglomerate that runs the trains, announced that they had updated 20 of the 100
traffic lights along the route.
The light 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.