Yahadut HaTorah’s MK Rabbi Yisrael Eichler will be heading a session of the Knesset Finance Committee Subcommittee on Transportation to address the nation’s public transportation ahead of the Tishrei yomim tovim.
Eichler explains that every year the number of riders increases significantly, particularly to the Kosel, public sites, religious sites, and tourist attractions, and this is usually accompanied with numerous instances of failures on the part of the transportation system due to a lack of proper planning.
Eichler is hopeful that this year, he will be able to avoid many of these chronic problems that prevent hardships to the increased number of riders who rely on the nation’s transportation system during the yomim tovim. This includes adding buses when and where it is warranted as well as arranging for appropriate security and other arrangements involving national and local agencies.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)