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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Transportation Ministry announced on Sunday that it was launching a Web site
featuring nationwide information on public transportation.
is part of an effort to create a national public transportation information
center, providing details on all the bus and train routes across the
The Web site will allow people to get information on any bus or
train route in the country, including station locations, routes, schedules,
ticket prices and route alterations.
The site (www.bus.gov.il) will be on
line starting on Monday and will have information from every public
transportation operator in the country.
The Web site will also enable
users to determine the quickest route to any destination, and to choose whether
they wish to incorporate travel by train. All users have to do is indicate a
point of departure and a destination and the Web site will offer a variety of
options based on parameters like length of journey, name of operator, number of
transfers, travel time and cost.
The new site will have a feedback
section where users can leave comments on their travel experiences, submit
complaints about operators, suggest improvements or ask questions. People will
be able to rank their travel experience and the level of satisfaction from the
For the time being the Web site is only in Hebrew, but according
to the ministry spokesman, it will soon be available in Arabic, English and
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that in the coming
days the ministry would also inaugurate a call center providing all the
information on the Web site by telephone or text message. The national
information center is part of a series of steps to get more people to use public
transportation instead of their private vehicles, Katz said.