Transport Ministry freezes Tel Aviv congestion charge plan

Published date15 March 2023
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
Tenders tend to be delayed, often at the request of bidders, and the bid time also tends to be extended from time to time - but setting a tender without a visible deadline calls into question its credibility with potential bidders and harms the attractiveness of the tender process in the private market

The law was passed by the previous government, and it includes the application of congestion charges in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area, with the price being determined based on three zones, with a maximum charge of NIS 25 for passing between all three zones during rush hours. The tender was published last September, and the last submission date for it was set at the end of this month. The coalition agreements stipulate that the law on congestion charges will be repealed.

A possible reason for the Ministry of Transport's decision not to lead to the repeal of the law, but rather freezing the reform, is the fact that the agreement signed at the time between the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Finance included a significant...

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