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Bus Map Project to untangle Beirut's bewildering transit routes

To address the heavy traffic and disorganized public transportation in Lebanon, a small team of volunteers is working to create an interactive bus map and encourage commuters to take advantage of the redeveloping services.
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On Lebanese roads, traffic is a daily issue, raising commuters' stress levels during both rush hour and quieter periods. However, few would give up their cars to use a bus to get around. Among other factors, the buses' routes are not clear or widely understood. But today, a small group of volunteers is working to map these routes through collective action.

According to Executive Magazine, “Lebanon used to have the most advanced transport system in the Middle East, with trams, buses and trains accompanying the rise of the personal automobile,” but the civil war from 1975 to 1990 “laid waste to this sophisticated transport network.” Today, public transportation in Lebanon is confusing and unregulated, and little formal research has been done on the issue.

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