How Dar Es Salaam's New Rapid Bus System Cut Commute By 2 Hours A Day.
Updated: Jan 31
Dar es Salaam boasts Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system that could offer a different model of public transport for Africa’s megacities.
Unlike many cities on the continent, Dar es Salaam isn’t trying to build a metro. It has chosen a less sexy but cheaper and more achievable route: the bus.
Dar es Salaam’s new rapid bus system has bus lanes separated from other traffic. Ticket payment and control takes place at stations rather than on board, while step-free stations and boarding mean the entire route is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with buggies.