Greater Beirut Public Transport Project

Over the past few years, congestion in and out of Beirut has been a major issue. Over 600,000 vehicles access Beirut from the North, South and East regions. Some solutions have included public transport but as Ziad El-Nakat, Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank, stated: "The available public transport in Lebanon is of low-quality and people are reluctant to use it", which comes as no surprise. According to Nakat, developing more roads is not…

Interior Minister Raya El Hassan to Make “Special” Car Plates Public for sale

In a tweet unleashed today on her official account, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan, who has been making positive headlines ever since she took the position, by removing blocs from the front of the General Security in Adlieh, to prohibiting ministerial convoys and allowing Lebanese citizens to get their Civil Extract from their area of residence to name a few, has announced that "special" car plates will be made public soon, on…
Automotive

WeGo set to Modernize Public Transportation in #Lebanon, starting in Byblos

2 months ago
A breath of fresh air is reaching Byblos and Lebanon. WeGo, an enterprise founded by Connex, has started working on a regional – and later on hopefully a national – public transport service that is ...
Automotive

Everything That’s Wrong About Driving in Lebanon in One Video

2 months ago
Going the wrong way, even on a highway, crossing a red light, cutting off other cars, speeding, tailgating, dangerous driving, speeding maneuvers, highway drop off and every possible traffic violation you could think of in ...
Automotive

Michael Schumacher Documentary Set To Be Released By End of 2019

2 months ago
Those who follow the blog probably know how big of an F1 fan I am. I haven’t missed a Grand Prix for the past 10 years or more and was fortunate enough to watch Michael ...
Automotive

Well-Needed Traffic lights Finally Installed on Sami El Solh Highway

3 months ago
I noticed a few days ago that traffic lights were finally installed on the Sami el Solh highway, at the chaotic meeting point linking Furn el Chebbak, Badaro, Adlieh and Tayyouneh. The lights are not ...
Automotive

WeGo-Together: Public Transportation Network Expected in Jbeil BY End of 2019

4 months ago
Public Works and Transportation Minister Youssef Fenianos and Jbeil MP Ziad Hawat launched last week a public transportation initiative in the district of Jbeil: WeGo. Created by Connex, a private transportation company operating in Beirut, ...
Automotive

ISF Going the Wrong Way on Dbayyeh Road

4 months ago
This is a daily occurrence on the Dbayyeh maritime road leading to the Antelias bridge. The road on the way back to Jounieh is closed in front of the ISF barracks yet some “privileged” cars ...
Automotive

Uber Set to Buy Careem

4 months ago
I heard rumors about this acquisition few months back and it looks like it’s finally happening. According to Bloomberg, Endadget and several other sources, “Uber is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to ...
Automotive

Street Bike Stunts – Beirut 1979

5 months ago
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the modern “Zouzou Ebba”, check out this 1979 video shot in Beirut with bikers pulling some crazy stunts. Zero security measures, zero safety and the bikers are ...
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