I agree with the article that Israel needs a root and branch review of its public transport stategy, in particular the railway stations along the coast are in the wrong location - 20 minutes from town centres. My local station in Netanya is too far from the city. The stations in Tel Aviv are the same. Of course it would be expensive to reallign the railway but there would be significant integration benefits over the medium term. The light rail is a good example of a hugely ambitious vanity project. More focus on buses could deliver similar benefits if they were combined with segregated bus tracks. Don't get me wrong I am not opposed to the light rail, but the key word is 'strategy' which needs to be more considered with quick wins at the start.
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