"At the level of fatigue of our drivers, the next accident that will claim a human life seems just around the corner."
"The numbers are very low, but the numbers were very low when we started this pandemic.”
"The trains have not returned, but overcrowding at the bus stations could become a coronavirus incubator," said a Tel Aviv resident who was at the city's main bus stop.
Transportation operators have been instructed to make sure that there is no overcrowding.
Public transport will continue to operate as usual, although a manpower shortage may be an issue in the future.
"The main reason is to have a better quality of mobility, and then the side reason is clearly also environmental issues."
In an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, Yamina party leader and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refused to rule out voting for such a ban.
This is a hot-button issue for many secular Israelis, who find the lack of public transportation on Shabbat unfair, especially in areas that are almost entirely secular to begin with.
In Israel, the price of a single trip is slightly lower than the price of a liter of fuel, and at a full price of one trip, about 0.92 liters of gasoline can be purchased.