Graduate engineer from Polytech Orléans Engineering School and the Polytechnic School of Dakar, Ndeye GUEYE joined CETUD in 2018 as the head of the general and technical studies division. She is in charge of implementing all studies necessary for establishing urban mobility plans, transportation infrastructure design and PPP projects preparations. Before that, she used to work as an infrastructure project manager for a french transit operator. She intervened in major infrastructure projects such as the rehabilitation of metro stations as part of the renewal of an automatic line and the construction of operating buildings on behalf of this operator.
- June 11: Increasing efficiency of bus networks: from bus priority schemes to BRT
Dakar bus rapid transit pilot experience : increasing transport offer for satisfying a growing demand.Summary of the speech for Summit website (max. 900 characters incl. spaces)
Dakar is the capital of Senegal, a West African country. Moving in Dakar has always been difficult because of a lack of infrastructure and an insufficient transport offer that can satisfy the continuous growing demand. Dakar’s population has threefold between 1980 and 2013. Since 2000, important efforts were done by the State of Senegal in order to develop road infrastructures and increase the urban transport fleet. Due to the rapid growth of the population, the existing transport system reached his limit of capacity. For increasing the transport offer, two major mass transit projects has been launched : an express train between Dakar and Diamniadio airport and a bus rapid transit between the center of the town and Guediawaye suburban. Dakar BRT pilot experience is an opportunity to increase transport efficiency and is one of the engagement of Senegal goverment at Paris COP21.