Moshe Kachlon, who is to be appointed Israeli Finance Minister, declared last night that he intends to work towards making public transportation available on Shabbos, Arutz Sheva reports.
“I support public transportation on Shabbat, this is a social issue,” he said, speaking to Channel 2 News’ “Meet the Press” program. “You cannot say to someone who has no money ‘take a taxi on Shabbat,'” added Kahlon.
The only city in Israel where limited public transportation is available on Shabbos is Haifa. The Tel Aviv City Council approved in 2012 a proposal to operate public transportation on Shabbat but that proposal never advanced.