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Bus Transport Stoppage Ended in Israel After Nine Days

The nine-day-old stoppage of bus transportation throughout the country was officially declared ended today, and full service is expected to be resumed tomorrow.

The stoppage had been called by the bus cooperatives when the government refused a demand for a 20 per cent increase in fares. Today, after the Ministry of Communications had been authorized at a special meeting of the Cabinet to operate bus transportation as a public utility, a compromise was effected between the government and the cooperatives.

The disruption of transportation systems on which an overwhelming part of the country’s population relied had caused considerable hardship and inconvenience.