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Lawen Ray7in is an awareness campaign to promote the need for, and benefit of an efficient public transportation network in Lebanon. Traffic is a social, environmental, and economic issue. Governments worldwide are progressively shifting from private cars to mass transit systems for the public. However in Lebanon, lack of government planning, and mounting car sales have transformed the main coastal national highway into a national traffic jam! The Head of Transport at the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Mr. Elie Helou, predicted that traffic in Beirut would come to a complete standstill in 2015 with vehicles moving at the average speed of 10 kilometers per hour. The public should not wait until then to demand its right for a modern public transportation sector.