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Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update
The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.
Beginning Saturday, Halifax Transit will increase capacity on conventional buses by once again allowing passengers to stand. A maximum of five passengers will be permitted to stand on conventional buses, at any given time.
Standing passengers are asked to monitor physical distancing and should avoid positioning themselves immediately next to seated passengers or other standing passengers. Alternating seats will continue to be blocked off with appropriate signage.
In keeping with public health recommendations, Halifax Transit encourages riders to wear masks, when possible, to help reduce the spread of the virus. Please note, Halifax Transit will not be providing masks to riders and will not deny entry to riders who do not have a mask. Those who are feeling ill should not use any transit service until their health returns to normal.
Buses and ferries continue to operate on a reduced schedule and fare collection remains suspended until further notice.
Please note: Service levels will continue to be adjusted as public health directives change. These changes will be implemented as quickly as possible but may require significant lead time. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.