Egged


Egged
   Literally, "union"; bus transportation cooperative created in 1933 through the merger of four smaller bus cooperatives. In 1951, Egged merged with the northern Shahar bus company and the southern Drom Yehuda bus company, creating a countrywide public transportation system. After the Six-Day War (1967), Egged merged with the Hamekasher bus company of Jerusalem. The name Egged was given to the cooperative by the great Hebrew poet Haim Nahman Bialik in reference to the original merger. During times of crisis, such as the 1956, 1967, and 1973 wars, Egged buses and drivers helped to reinforce the logistic systems of the Israel Defense Forces by driving soldiers and food to the battlefield.

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  • EGGED — (Heb. bundle ), Israel public transport cooperative. In the 1930s small groups of drivers, each numbering between 50 and 100, constituted themselves into cooperatives to avoid duplication by abolishing parallel routes, and to increase efficiency …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Egged — Basisinformationen Webpräsenz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Egged — Coopérative d autobus Egged le logo de la compagnie est la lettre alef, initiale du nom Egged אגד, dont une branche se termine en forme d aile Création 1933 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Egged — Egg Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See {Edge}.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster] Adam and Eve he egged to ill. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] [She] did egg …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egged — n. name of an Israeli bus company …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egged — eg n. roundish object produced by certain female animals for reproductive purposes; ovum; person (Slang) v. urge, goad, press, encourage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egged — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egged Bus Cooperative — Infobox Co operative company name = Egged company company type = Worker cooperative foundation = 1933 location = key people = area served = members = 2222 industry = Public transport products = revenue = operating income = net income = num… …   Wikipedia

  • Egged Bus Cooperative — Coopérative d autobus Egged le logo de la compagnie est la lettre alef, initiale du nom Egged אגד, dont une branche se termine en forme d aile Création 1933 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Egged bus 841 suicide bombing — Infobox terrorist attack title=Egged bus 841 suicide bombing caption= location=Karkur Junction, Wadi Ara target=bus date=October 21 2002 time begin= time end= timezone= type=suicide bomber fatalities=14 injuries=40+ perps=Islamic JihadThe Egged… …   Wikipedia


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