Meretz Councilwoman Zandberg proposed motion in conjunction with Be Free Israel organization, with support of Tel Aviv mayor.
Horowitz said that “efficient public transport must work seven days a week.”
“Suspending this essential service because of religious coercion, is intolerable, harmful to the environment and to society,” he added.
Horowitz said on Tuesday that the Tel Aviv municipality’s resolution regarding public transport on Shabbat was a “historic decision”.
The Meretz MK accused the transport minister of surrendering to religious coercion and “hiding behind the hollow facade of the ‘status quo'”.
“The government is mistreating the large segment of the public who do not have a car, who cannot drive or who do not want to pay for fuel and parking, and who would like public transportation, all because of ancient arrangements with ultra-Orthodox parties, which are now obsolete,” Horowitz added.
“We hope the High Court will put an end to this folly and allow municipalities and cities who wish to run public transport on Shabbat to do so, just as they do in Haifa and Eilat, without disturbing the ultra-Orthodox public.”
Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report