Israel to introduce free public transport for over 75s


Israel’s Minister of Transport Merav Michaeli and Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman unveiled their public transport fares reform plan at a press convention in the present day.

The plan, which incorporates free public transport for individuals aged 75 and over comes into impact from the summer time. Individuals aged 60 and over will obtain a 50% low cost on fares. These aged underneath 5 will proceed to journey free and kids 5-18 will obtain a 50% low cost. Individuals with disabilities and receiving revenue assist will obtain a 50% low cost as an alternative of the present 33%.

Below the plan the low cost at present provided when loading playing cards with a number of rides will probably be cancelled. At current one flat-fare metropolis bus journey prices NIS 6, falling to NIS 4.80 when loading a number of rides on to a card. One flat-fare metropolis journey will value NIS 5.50 from the summer time together with 90 minutes for a second journey inside a 15 kilometer radius, with no low cost for a number of rides, besides when shopping for month-to-month tickets. A flat fare prepare journey inside a 15 kilometer radius will value NIS 9.

Month-to-month tickets for driving buses and the sunshine rail however not together with Israel Railways will value NIS 225. Month-to-month tickets for driving buses and the sunshine rail together with Israel Railways as much as a distance of 40 kilometers will value NIS 255. Month-to-month tickets for driving buses inside a 40 kilometer radius will probably be obtainable nationwide for NIS 99 excluding the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa metropolitan areas.

Michaeli mentioned that the plan may also unify fare costs, which at current differ drastically from metropolis to metropolis. She mentioned that passengers in Akko pay double what passengers in Tiberias pay. Passengers in Bnei Brak pay double what passengers in Beit Shemesh pay.

Michaeli mentioned that 80 totally different fares will probably be merged into simply 5 totally different fares. She added, “The state will subsidize public transport by 70% and within the coming years that can rise much more.”

Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – – on April 3, 2022.

© Copyright of Globes Writer Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.


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