The newer Metropoline buses I take from Meitar to Beer Sheva (about a 40 minute ride) have all the comforts.
Free WiFi, USB sockets, folding tray tables for your laptop, plush seats, individual overhead A/C and lights, a clock, and curtains or shades.
In front, a screen shows and announces the coming stops.
When the driver opens the underneath luggage compartment door, the screen shows who is taking which bag.
There are seat belts, of course, but Israelis consider it not cool to ever use them.
A ticket costs 7.50 shekels ($2.20), but as a senior citizen I pay only half price.
Some passengers get on the bus and immediately connect their gadgets.
Sometimes I start to imagine these are their infusion lines.
UPDATE: Well, I won't be going in to Beer Sheva any time soon.
Yesterday several Grad rockets were aimed at the city; one or two were shot down by Iron Dome.
And now tonight this about Omer, the town between us and Beer Sheva:
News item by Matti Siver
Damage was caused to several vehicles.