Kavim

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Kavim
Public company
Founded 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
Headquarters Holon, Israel
Number of employees
690 (drivers)
Website (Hebrew Website)

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, Givatayim 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. In 2011, the bus company Illit was merged with Kavim. In 2012, Kavim won the tender for the Heshmonaim cluster which indluces the cities Ramla, Lod and Modi'in, and the tender for cluster of regional bus routes in the Netanya Hadera area. Kavim started the operate the routes in both clusters in 2013. In 2015, Kavim's bus routes in Afula were transferred to Superbus bus company.

Kavim's current CEO is Zion Pat.

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 buses waiting at the Kaplan Terminal near the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
Kavim bus on route 112 to Modi'in

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 (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. p. 34. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Hakmon, Alon (2008-04-16). "Kavim Moves to the Legal Approach". HaMkomon Petah Tikva, 470th Edition (in Hebrew). p. 42. 
  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). (in Hebrew). 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)

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