Passenger Rail in Israel

At the time of our trip to Israel I was a PhD student at the University of Illinois with a research focus on passenger rail transportation. It seemed appropriate that during our trip to Israel I should explore their transit systems whenever possible. So, on our day off, while my mother was at the National Museum of Israel, I took the Israel Railways train from Jerusalem back up to Tel Aviv and Haifa, and returned the same day.

When the world seems to be falling apart, you don't turn to a guy you'd like to have a beer with, you turn to someone who might actually know how to fix the situation. (Paul Krugman)