The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway line is amazing. Probably. When it’s finished and working properly. Who’s so silly to waste their time trying to travel by faulty transportation? Not me!
The people who decided to open the line — only Jerusalem — Ben-Gurion airport — don’t they feel responsible for the crummy state of the expedition? No, they don’t. They ride in cars with drivers. They wouldn’t know what public transportation looks like.
Talking of which, there were so many complaints about the (not) functioning of the Jerusalem light railway that was decided to change the company “running” it. Well, we are half a year further and nothing has changed.
Talking of which, we were promised a bus company competing with Egged trying to improve bus transportation in the Capital. Guess what. Nothing.
We’re having elections in Jerusalem soon. No use to ask the candidates to give their opinion. At best they will promise. Promise but not do anything.
But we can complain. Day in day out. Until someone will take it seriously and stop the scandals. Just like the mobile telephone market was opened up to decent prices.
That’s democracy. Not that we can elect people who will improve things because most of them only see themselves.
But we keep complaining until one day, someone stands up and decides to do something useful for the public. Don’t hold your breath, though.
But to end on a positive note, the “tunnel road” (as everyone on the road calls it) from Jerusalem to Ephrat and many other places in liberated territory is getting a twin-brother. After years of talk, a five-year project has started to dig a second road through the hills and double the width and capacity of its bridge and road. It will give each direction two lanes. The tunnel boring machine (TBM) probably became available after finishing the tunnels of the new Jerusalem train track.