|Sector:||Commerce and Transportation|
Sheva Municipality, working in
cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation, has promoted the re-design of
the public transportation system in Be'er‑
Sheva including a series of breakthrough
improvements, among them: the addition
of new lines, increased bus frequency, free transfer between bus lines valid for
90 minutes, bus entry from all doors, ticket purchasing online, and the
introduction of new Euro-6 model buses with very low air pollution levels.
public transportation services in the city will increase by more than 30%. The new system will include adding new lines
and improving the connection
with key centers of activity such as industrial zones, educational
institutions, shopping centers, train stations and the hospital.
With the new system, for the first time, passengers can
enjoy free transfers between the service lines for up to 90 minutes. In addition, Rav-Kav (pre-paid public transportation
'credit') card holders will be able to skip the line to board near the
bus driver and board from all the doors.
sales will be possible by means of dozens of reloading and ticket sales stations
situated around the city at centers of entertainment, commerce, and other
public institutions. Also, it will be
possible to purchase tickets through the Internet.
new system in Be'er‑Sheva will also be the first in which drivers do not sell tickets
on the bus.