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Senegal to Park Colorful ‘Cars Rapide’ Permanently

Brightly painted cars rapide are a hallmark of Senegal’s capital, offering residents a cheap way to get around the city since 1976. But the privately owned minibuses are scheduled to be parked for good. Cars rapide are being phased out as part of a plan to modernize urban transportation, says Alioune Thiam, general director of Dakar’s Executive Council on Urban Transport, speaking on the street. As of December 2018, the minibuses no longer will circulate in the crowded capital city,...

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