Transport for the World Foundation (TfW) and the Jerusalem Municipality (JML) have announced that they will launch a new fund, “Transport for the Future,” in the coming months.
The new fund will focus on improving infrastructure and upgrading infrastructure, especially in Jerusalem.
The goal is to “build more transit hubs, provide more frequent and reliable service, and create new opportunities for new jobs in transportation, construction, and other sectors.”
The idea behind the new initiative is to create “a new transportation economy that will provide more than the existing infrastructure and services, but will also provide an environment for new job creation and new economic activity.”
“The city of Jerusalem, the Jewish State, and its people are not only the capital of the State of Israel, but also the capital for the world,” TfW CEO Tomer Golan told the Jerusalem Post.
TfL, which is responsible for all major transport in the capital, has been working with the JML and TfJ, the agency responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure, for more than a year on a new transport infrastructure plan. “
Our vision is to help build this new economy that enables Jerusalem to become the city of tomorrow and for all of us to live here as our neighbors and friends.”
TfL, which is responsible for all major transport in the capital, has been working with the JML and TfJ, the agency responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure, for more than a year on a new transport infrastructure plan.
The JML will now be tasked with designing the new plan and preparing the funding for it.
The plan, which was first announced by TfWA in October, proposes the building of six new lines of high-speed rail linking Jerusalem with the northern city of Nablus and the central city of Tel Aviv.
These lines will run from Jerusalem to the Mediterranean Sea, bypassing the current underground network, and connecting the capital with the rest of Israel via the Jericho tunnel.
The project will also see the construction of an additional four new tunnels between the capital and the Gaza Strip, and the construction, under construction, of two additional tunnels in the Jordan Valley.
TfWEA’s funding for the initiative comes in the wake of a massive increase in the number of Israeli citizens traveling to the city from the Jordan River and beyond, according to TfWH.
The number of international visitors in Israel rose by over 3 million during the first half of 2018, from 2.5 million in 2018 to 4.5 billion in 2019.
“These numbers are shocking,” said Dr. Mimi Abukhaleh, a TfTW senior policy advisor.
“The numbers are increasing every day, and they are not being met with the investment that was promised,” she told Al Jazeera.
“People are not seeing their loved ones, they are having to spend hours on the road.
These numbers are unprecedented.
We are in the midst of a severe economic crisis.
The economy is struggling, and we are seeing the full impact of the crisis.”
As part of the plan, the government has also announced that the new project will allow for a rapid expansion of public transportation services, such as public transportation to and from the Jerusalem and Nabluss neighborhoods, as well as from the border areas.
“We know that many people in the communities around us rely on public transportation and have no other option.
It is important to ensure our public transportation infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of those who are most in need,” Golan said.
The government also plans to invest in public transport in areas outside of Jerusalem that have not been included in the plan.
In an effort to improve public transport, the ministry has also proposed a series of measures that will make it easier to access public transportation in the West Bank.
According to the plan released in October and expected to be published this month, the transportation infrastructure and maintenance will be enhanced, including the installation of the new rail network, as it will connect the areas of the West Wall, Jerusalem, and Nabi Saleh with the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem and Jerusalem neighborhoods, and Jerusalem’s Old City.
It will also add new high-capacity bus and light rail stations in the Jerusalem area, as part of a $1.8 billion project to increase service between the Jerusalem areas and the Jordan valley.
TflW’s chief executive, Tomer Gehl, added that the plan also includes a series “of measures that are meant to address the challenges facing Jerusalem and to provide a better life for the residents of Jerusalem.”
The new plan will also include a “Plan for a better future,” according to a press release from the TfWD, which will aim to “strengthen the quality of life for Jerusalemites and their neighborhoods by improving the quality and quantity of public transport services in the city.”
In addition to the new public transportation plan, TfWB will also work to “ensure the safety of Jerusalem’s residents, and improve the security of the people living in the cities of Jerusalem and the surrounding region,”