Halifax bus service to be ‘significantly impacted’ on Friday due to staffing issues

Bus service in Halifax is expected to be ‘significantly impacted’ on Friday due to staffing issues, Halifax Transit announced late on Thursday.

“Based on current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates that conventional bus service will be significantly impacted at the start of service tomorrow, March 27,” a press release reads.

Halifax Transit says travellers should expect route delays or cancellations and they are encouraging riders to make alternate plans if possible.

The staffing shortage comes less than a day after the municipality confirmed that a Halifax Transit employee working in the Burnside Maintenance Department tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a notice sent to Halifax Transit staff from director Dave Reage, the agency learned of the positive case Wednesday. All maintenance staff on the evening shift were sent home, while staff scheduled to work Thursday morning were told not to come in.

Reage told Global News that Halifax Transit has been in contact with Public Health and will take direction on their next steps.

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