The Transportation Ministry now has received a huge boost in its budget, from 21 billion shekels in 2019 to 37 billion this year. But that doesn’t mean the traffic congestion is going to get any better. Anyone traveling on the roads recently has no doubt encountered traffic jams and it’s mainly because people still prefer to use private vehicles due to the coronavirus but also because a huge number of cars were sold this year. Dubi Ben-Gedalyuah, automotive editor for Globes business daily, said that Israel’s transportation infrastructure cannot support the rate of increase in traffic and vehicles. He told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that the country is quickly headed toward gridlock.