I've complained on here about Egged (the main bus company here) a bunch of times, so I figured it's only fair to post that they've done something right. They raised their prices on January 1st, but the new tickets also serve as unlimited transfer tickets. It used to be that ₪5.90 got you one ride, and if you wanted a transfer, you had to pay ₪6.30 and the ticket was valid for one hour. There's also a card called a cartisia that cost about ₪47 and could be used for ten single-bus rides (the tickets are punched for each ride). Now, the price for a regular ticket is ₪6.20 but you can use it for unlimited transfers within an hour and a quarter tine period. And best of all, cartisiyot are ₪49-ish and they can also be used for transferring! The driver prints you out a pass when you get on with a cartisiya and it says until what time you can use it. This new policy doesn't help people who need unlimited monthly passes, but for the rest of us, an improved transfer pass has been lowered from ₪6.30 to ₪4.90 and a regular one has only gone up from ₪4.70 to ₪4.90. One might even say that this is Egged's best move since the introduction of unlimited yearly passes for students.
In other news, yesterday I bit into a muffin and chipped a tooth. Not really sure how that happens, but now I have a distinctive smile! Just kidding, it's barely noticeable.