Students from every university and college in Israel can now
purchase semester subscriptions that grant them a 50 percent
discount on all urban and intra-urban regional lines, but
yeshiva and seminary students remain ineligible.
Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz issued instructions to
extend the arrangement to students using public
transportation in every part of the country.
The current arrangement applies to only half of all students
since it is restricted to students enrolled at certain
institutions. Following the change over 120,000 students will
now become eligible for the discounts.
The subscription card is available for purchase at university
campuses by credit card, with six equal payments or three
post office checks.
MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, who worked to expand the service to all
parts of the country, expressed his resentment over the
exclusion of yeshiva and seminary students. He discussed the
matter with the Transportation Minister in the past and
intends to raise the ongoing discrimination before the
Knesset Economics Committee.