Kavim

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Kavim buses waiting at the Kaplan Terminal near the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Kavim (Hebrew: קווים ; "lines") is an Israeli bus company. It was founded in 2000 and provided lines in the eastern Gush Dan region - the towns/cities Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, Or Yehuda, Giv'atayim and others. In February 2005, Kavim expanded to the north, where it started providing bus lines in Afula, Bet She'an and the Nazareth area. In 2006, more routes are planned in Petah Tikva and Rosh HaAyin. Many of Kavim's current routes were transferred from the Dan Bus Company. Kavim's CEO is Dror Brill.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Kavim has a fleet of 300 vehicles and a workforce of 450.[1]

Kavim is also the owner of several Serbian bus companies, including Jedinstvo Vranje and Autoprevoz Čačak. [2]

Controversies[edit]

Kavim's service has often been criticized, especially in Petah Tikva. In April 2008, Avi Blustein, a member of the city council, proposed to create a committee which would inspect Kavim's operations within the city. Kavim responded that Blustein was 'hurting its good reputation out of political considerations'.[3]

In 2008, a Kavim driver was arrested for dealing drugs on his bus routes. Kavim stated in response that this did not reflect the company or its drivers.[4]

On October 6, 2010, 30 buses belonging to Kavim in Afula were taken out of service following a raid by the Police, due to severe safety violations, ranging from broken seats to worn out tires. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodorov, Irit (2008-06-06). "The Revolution is Already Here". Yediot Petah Tikva (Yedioth Ahronoth). p. 34.  (Hebrew)
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Hakmon, Alon (2008-04-16). "Kavim Moves to the Legal Approach". HaMkomon Petah Tikva, 470th Edition. p. 42.  (Hebrew)
  4. ^ Ben-Zur, Raanan (2008-08-18). "Tel Aviv Bus Driver Suspected of Drug Dealing". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  5. ^ Moshe David, Ahikam (2010-10-06). NRG http://www.nrg.co.il/online/54/ART2/163/672.html?hp=0&loc=102&tmp=8834. Retrieved 2010-10-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help) (Hebrew)

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