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The Egged Cooperative, the largest transportation operator in Israel, was established in 1933 when four public transportation companies were merged into one. Egged operates 55% of the country’s public transportation service lines. The service lines are divided into three operating areas – Northern, Southern and Jerusalem.

Egged has set itself five objectives in promoting its operations:

  1. Focus on the customer needs and improve service
  2. Stress safety and professionalism of drivers  
  3. Keep company profitable on the competitive market
  4. Take steps of business development through diverse revenue sources
  5. Preserve the environment

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The operation infrastructure includes

Parking lots 18
Central Bus Stations  20


Branches 29
Terminals 23
Central Warehouses 1
Regional Offices 3

  • 3, 057 service line buses (58 of them are bullet proof) and 25 minibuses
  • 3, 507 alternatives lines
  • 960,000 daily passengers
  • 25,267 daily service line trips
  • 720,073 km travelled daily

In 2013 Egged purchased 188 buses that meet Euro 5 standards: 10 of them are articulated low-floored buses (4 doors) manufactured by Man, 83 city low-floored buses buses manufactured by Scania and 53 city low-floored buses buses manufactured by Man, and 42- intercity buses Mercedes OC 500

Corporate Governance

The unique cooperative structure of Egged is one of the main factors that contribute to its employees’ involvement and identification with the company’s aims and goals.

Representative Assembly numbers 85 members who are elected in internal elections every four years.   Representative Assembly is comprised of representatives from each branch or garage according to its relative size.

Management numbers 19 members who are elected in the second stage of elections by Representative Assembly members. The Management approves budget, cooperative’s policy in various fields, investments, and loans

Supervisory Committee numbers six members who are elected in cooperative’s elections. The Committee supervises all cooperative’s activities

Members Tribunal numbers 40 members who are elected in cooperative’s elections to act as judges. The Tribunal deals with employees disciplinary issues. The hearings are conducted with panels of different sizes, based on the issue at hand, and includes both first and appeal court levels.

 Organizational Structure

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