It is 6:30pm and pouring rain in Place de la République, more commonly known as « Passage », in downtown Tunis. People are eagerly searching for taxis, many of which have already removed their roof signs. One taxi driver stops for a man waving his hand on the sidewalk. After a brief exchange, the driver zooms off. Evidently, the requested destination was inconvenient for him. Pedestrians who find themselves downtown at rush hour have to jump through hoops to find a taxi.