In Haifa, 20,000 students and commuters can now use a Doppelmayr ropeway to get to the University. It runs from HaMiFratz central railroad and bus terminal to the Technion, Israel’s biggest research center, and on to the University of Haifa campus. As part of the public transport network, the gondola means a time saving of up to 25 minutes for passengers and gives them a direct route to their workplaces and education facilities. During their working visit to Haifa, Minister of the Economy Margarete Schramböck and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg took a trip on the ropeway and were able to experience the comfort of this new mode of public transport at first hand.