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Tel Aviv Bus Company Announces Date for Curtailment of Services

February 2, 1966
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The Dan Bus Company, which has been in a dispute with the Government and the public since last week, when it threatened to curtail some of the bus services in the Greater Tel Aviv area, announced today it would go through with its plan to halt some of its services. Dan’s announcement was made despite a warning by Transport Minister Moshe Carmel that service curtailment might endanger its concession to furnish bus transport here.

Mr. Carmel repeated today, after a meeting with the firm’s management, that Dan’s concession is “not irrevocable.” He added, however, that, if the service curtailment threat is withdrawn, he would be ready to set up a committee to examine the reasons for the company’s financial difficulties, its economic and organizational problems and its managerial techniques.

Meanwhile, however, the company accepted an appeal by Aharon Becker, secretary-general of Histadrut, the Israel federation of labor, who had asked that the firm postpone its planned lay-off of 400 employes. Conceding on that point, Dan nevertheless said that the service curtailments would go into effect on February 15, the date when increased bus fares are to go into effect.

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