When much of our region closed in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Halifax Transit staff on the frontline and behind the scenes demonstrated immense collaboration, ingenuity, innovation and dedication to keep the region moving. Halifax Transit implemented service changes and COVID-19 safety protocols at an unprecedented pace through the cooperation of multiple divisions.
To enhance precautions and resume fare collection, the maintenance team initiated the design and prototyping of polycarbonate barriers tailored to meet the unique requirements of each style of conventional bus. Additionally, in the spirit of safety and customer service, staff stepped up to ensure buses were thoroughly disinfected every day. Over the summer and fall, a mask giveaway program was launched, providing nearly 20,000 reusable masks to passengers at locations throughout the region. With the creativity, resourcefulness and initiative of staff at all levels, Halifax Transit continues to adapt to changing public health directives and provide exceptional service to move the region forward.