The Environmental Ministry ordered the Jerusalem Central Bus Station to
install a barrier between the bus platform and the building's interior,
after finding the air in the bus station is extremely polluted.
According to tests conducted over the past months, in more than half of
the samples, the air was four or five times more polluted than levels
considered acceptable. On one occasion, the air had 17 times the
acceptable level of air pollutants. Most of the problem stems from the
lack of ventilation in the areas where passengers get on and off the
buses, the study found.
The Environmental Ministry said they had
received many complaints from the public about the air quality in the
CBS. A physical barrier, including an extra set of doors between the
area where passengers get on and off the bus and the interior of the
building, would significantly improve the air quality in the building,
the Environmental Ministry said.