By Halifax Transit

We’ve all been there—your arms are full, you’re distracted and you get off the bus only to realize as it pulls away that you left your umbrella on board, just as it starts to pour. But what happens to the things that get left behind on the bus? What about when somebody loses something like a wallet or a cell phone?

We asked Earl Romkey, Supervisor, Bus Operations and Crystal Rudolf, Bus Operator everything you ever wanted to know about Halifax Transit’s lost & found.


By Halifax Transit

Halifax Transit has more than 600 operators driving hundreds of buses on dozens of routes every day. But have you ever been curious about what’s the hardest part about driving a bus? Or how about what the best part of driving a bus is? 

We know you’ve got questions, and luckily we’ve got answers thanks to Halifax Transit operator Crystal Rudolf. 


By Halifax Transit

If you follow Halifolks on Facebook, you may recognize Minh Tan. This speedy runner has a favourite workout—racing the Number 1 bus from Scotia Square to the Mumford Terminal. Halifolks first caught up with Minh in January, and recently they hopped aboard one of our buses to catch him in action.

A huge thanks to our very own operator, Brad Verge, who was a very worthy opponent. 

And the winner? You’ll have to watch to find out!

By Halifax Transit


Halifax Transit has more than 600 operators driving hundreds of buses on dozens of routes every day. But have you ever been curious about what happens if a bus makes a wrong turn? What about how many buses are on the roads at any given time? Or whether operators drive the same bus every day?

We know you’ve got questions, and luckily we’ve got answers thanks to Halifax Transit operator Crystal Rudolf.

By Halifax Transit


Recently, nearly 30 Halifax Transit drivers saddled up their trusty steeds—of the metal variety—to take part in an annual Bus Roadeo. The event challenges bus operators’ skills behind the wheel across a series of 11 obstacles. This timed test of precision acts as a qualifying event for the International Bus Roadeo, held by the American Public Transit Association.

The winner of the Halifax event travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete on an international level. Halifax Transit’s entrant finished in 24th place out of 45 drivers and was the top ranked Canadian competitor.

After a nearly 30-year hiatus, the Bus Roadeo has been revived in Halifax by a dedicated team of Halifax Transit volunteers. Operators and organizers participate on a volunteer basis in their free time, and all proceeds raised through the event go toward supporting the United Way.