Come on and ride the bus. That’s the message of UTJ MK Yisroel Eichler, who said that Knesset members should ride public transportation on a regular basis so that they can get a firsthand look at the many flaws in the public transport system in the northern region of Israel, including a shortage of buses.
“Public transport is a matter that touches almost every citizen,” said Eichler. “There is a lack of coordination [in the system] and the transport companies are forced to send a bus at a certain time when there are no passengers, but at different times many of passengers wait and there is no bus.”
One of the major problematic spots is Meron. Tzefas is also the subject of many complaints.
“We hear the anguish of the public,” said Eichler. “Perhaps, every Knesset members should be required to take the bus once in a while to feel passengers’ suffering.”