Public Transportation

20 stories about Public Transportation
מגזין עצמאות 4.5.22 עובדי אופטיבס Optibus

Optibus CEO pauses to reflect one year after obtaining unicorn status

26.04.23|Meir Orbach
In the economically unstable year that has passed since Optibus was ranked number one on Calcalist’s annual list of the most promising Israeli startups, the company has doubled its revenues and workforce
ועידת פריז 2018 עמוס חגג אופטיפוס

Optibus and GreenRoad partner for first safety-driven planning system in public transport

25.10.21|James Spiro
The companies will help improve passenger comfort and safety while reducing the risk of hazards and incidents
אפליקציה מוביט ברצלונה Moovit

Moovit partners with Israel Railways and Carmelit to pay for train rides across the country

28.02.21|James Spiro
The Mobility-as-a-Service app was selected by the Ministry of Transport to provide trip planning and payment options for riders
תחבורה ציבורית נוסעים  אוטובוס

Public transit fare payment apps to start operating in Israel in Q3 2020

13.09.20|Lior Gutman
The mobile payment option was originally scheduled to start operating in June, but its launch was delayed due to privacy concerns raised by Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority and the Israeli transportation minister
Mentorship Accelerator

Covid-19 might finally fix Israel’s public transportation, thanks to new accelerator

22.07.20|James Spiro
A new accelerator from The Israeli Association of Intelligent Transportation Systems (Israel - ITS) will tackle smart mobility and infrastructure for a post-Covid world
תחבורה ציבורית נוסעים  אוטובוס

Public Transportation Payment Apps Set to go Into Use on June 25

02.06.20|Udi Etsion
Apps offer the ability to limit payments to the actual rides completed instead of charging a pre-paid card every month
מנכ"ל נתיבי ישראל ניסים פרץ

Netivei Israel to Invest NIS 10 Million a Year in Local Startups

The purpose of Netivei Israel’s new division is to increase the use of technology in the transportation infrastructure
ועידת פריז 2018 ניר ארז מוביט

Intel Acquisition Happened Very Quickly, it was all Done Over Zoom, Reveals Moovit CEO

05.05.20|Hagar Ravet
Nir Erez provides behind the scenes details of this week’s billion-dollar deal and how he is able to score free meals
אפליקציה מוביט ברצלונה Moovit

Data Wars: Mobileye is the Real Engine Behind Intel’s Acquisition of Moovit

03.05.20|Hagar Ravet
Autonomous vehicle networks require huge amounts of data to train the software and various sensors as well as to save the cars of the future from having to complete thousands of hours of navigating on the roads
אורן שובל מיסד ויה  בשחור

Smart Public Transportation Is Crucial to Getting Life Back on Track, Says Via Co-Founder

19.04.20|Naomi Zoreff
Oren Shoval, co-founder of ridesharing company Via spoke Sunday at Conference Call, Calcalist’s online convention on tech in the coronavirus era
אוטובוס אגד חדש

Israel’s Bus Pass Card to Notify Users if They Shared a Ride With a Covid-19 Patient

22.03.20|Lior Gutman and Adi Pick
Public transportation remains operational in Israel, even as it implemented partial lockdown last week
כוח משטרתי מיוחד קורונה

Israel Now Has 304 Covid-19 Cases

While Israel has not yet gone into complete lockdown, most of the country’s economic activity has now been halted
הצהרת ראש ממשלה בנימין נתניהו ב נושא קורונה 14.3.20

Israel Shuts Down Non-Essential Activity as Number of Patients Jumps to 200

The country announced more stringent restrictions Saturday, limiting gatherings to 10 people and closing down education institutions and businesses such as gyms, pubs, and malls
בנימין נתניהו מסיבת עיתונאים על נגיף קורונה

As Number of Corona Cases Jumps to 39, Israel Considers Closing all Borders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference Sunday evening, stating a decision regarding the complete closure of Israel’s borders will be made Monday
תחבורה ציבורית נוסעים  אוטובוס

Coronavirus Fears Reach Israel’s Public Transportation

08.03.20|Lior Gutman
The government is considering measures to curtail the use of trains, busses, and light rails, fearing infection will spread faster in large crowds
ועידת ברלין 2020 ViaVan ולארי וון דר טן היא מנכ"לית

Reengineering Public Transport with a Flexible Shuttle

01.03.20|Sophie Shulman
Valerie von der Tann, General Manager of ViaVan, spoke Thursday about the limitations of public transportation at Calcalist's WeTech Berlin 2020 conference
איתי רוגטקה מנכ"ל באבל דן

Via’s Tel Aviv Ridesharing Service Competes With Private Cars, Not Buses, Says GM

16.01.20|Lior Gutman
Jointly operated by New York-headquartered ridesharing company Via Transportation Inc. and local public transportation company Dan Bus Co., Bubble was launched in April 2019 and covers most areas of Tel Aviv and some parts of neighboring towns Ramat Gan and Givatayim
קרונות הרכבת הקלה שנחתו בארץ

Tel Aviv’s Light Rail Just Needs More Time and an Extra Half a Billion Shekels

13.01.20|Lior Gutman
Completion is now estimated for the second half of 2022; the delays, as well as the need for additional budget, are for the completion of the electric, signaling, and communication systems, according to people familiar with the matter
שירות באבל bubble

Via’s Tel Aviv Shuttle Service Bubble Reaches 4,500 Daily Passengers Milestone

23.12.19|Lior Gutman
The milestone was reached after Via and its partner Dan added 60 vehicles to the service in the past weeks, bringing its fleet up to 100 10-seat vehicles
קווי שבת גוש דן תל אביב ראש עיריית ת"א רון חולדאי

Over 10,000 People Rode Tel Aviv’s Shabbat Shuttle Service This Weekend

24.11.19|Tofi Stoler
The routes were originally meant to run just once every 30 minutes, but just three hours after the service was launched, Tel Aviv announced it was boosting it with additional vehicles