Meretz MKs: Shabbat buses good for environment

29.02.2012                      06.Adar. 5772

Innenpolitik:

Meretz MKs: Shabbat buses good for environment

Supporters of allowing public transport on Shabbat say it is an issue of good public policy, not religious and secular.

Proponents of allowing public transportation on Shabbat are framing the issue as good public policy, and not as a clash between religious and secular.
Allowing buses to operate on Saturdays would reduce energy use and air pollution while providing an important service to the 40 percent of Tel Aviv residents who don’t own a car, city council member Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) said on Tuesday, at a Knesset Economic Committee hearing on public transportation on Shabbat….