|A "Dan" bus on Ibn-Gabirol street, on quiet Friday afternoon|
Tel Avivians have many dreams about the future of their city and the ways they want it to become. Tel Aviv underground transportation system (AKA "Tel Aviv Light Rail") is, without a doubt, one of the most common, the most persistent and the least realistic of those dreams.
Actually the public transportation in the city center of Tel Aviv is quite efficient. You can pretty much get anywhere you want using the bus system, operated by four bus companies, major of which are national "Egged" that runs from North to South of Israel, from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat; and local "Dan", serving all of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area ("Gush Dan" in Hebrew; here, according to the Bible, was the land of the tribe of Dan). In addition to the "traditional" buses (like the one on the picture above, driving along Ibn-Gabirol street on a quiet Friday afternoon), we have a "share taxi" system (called here "service taxi"), with minibuses that follow the major bus routes - and operate also on Saturdays and holidays (when other public transportation is closed).
|A "service taxi" on Ha-yarkon street|
|Planned "Tel Aviv Light Rail" map - if everything else fails,|
this would make a great T-shirt design!
Public transportation is the November's theme of City Daily Photo. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants