|Land Transport in ISRAEL|
Land Transport is the most central form of transport in Israel and as such affects
both the activities of all citizens, as well as the state of the economy.
The standard of living in Israel has risen significantly over the past decade and this can also be measured in the increase in the number of drivers and vehicles.
The number of vehicles in Israel has doubled from about 1 million in 1990 to about 2 million today, while the increase in population was only about 51%. As a result, the level of motorization has risen about 40%, to about 300 vehicles to 1000 residents. Despite this steep rise, this level represents only half the usual level in most countries in Europe and a third of that in the U.S.A. During this period, a widening gap has developed between the use of land transport facilities on the one hand and the increase in capacity through development of highways and railway lines on the other. Despite increasing government investment in this area, there is still a significant need for further development of Israel's transportation infrastructure. In an attempt to meet this growing demand,
the government has adopted a new approach for the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects, and in recent years has begun actively seeking long-term involvement of the private sector in several key development initiatives in this field. The policy for the development of land transport is based on the master plan that was approved by the National Council for Planning and Building in 1999.
Land Transport is the most central form of transport in Israel and as such affects both the activities of all citizens, as well as the state of the economy.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2009 14:39|