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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Just a couple of dunces II

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

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“Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!” I always tell people about our lovely, spontaneous encounter on the bus. About how it was a perfect rom-com set-up, and how I was so stupid to let you go without asking for your number.
—Find Me
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Just a couple of dunces

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:47 PM

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You were reading the same book as me on the bus, back in March I think. You had just finished writing an English proficiency test for your permanent residency, and we talked about the book. I have regretted not asking you what your name was since, and am wondering if we will ever cross paths again.
—Ignatius
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

To the guy whose heel got stepped on

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 1:19 PM

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Sorry for stepping on your heel! I was obnoxiously distracted by my phone, not paying attention to my surroundings, and didn't even see you in front of me. I wanted to apologize, but you kept on walking and had headphones in. Hope your heel is healthy and your shoes are not scuffed up.
—Distracted Student
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Friday, September 20, 2019

The power of laughter

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 8:43 AM

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Just another Tuesday evening, laughing with a friend on the #1. We probably looked like fools. But still, some of you accepted the memes we airdropped, and the laughter grew from just us two, to a community of passengers on transit as a whole. Some of you even airdropped memes back. We were all strangers, still are, but in that moment I think we all felt the strength of our community, coming together, to laugh at funny photos.
—Anonymous Airdropper
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Very considerate bus driver!

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 1:42 PM

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You were driving us on the route #7 down Robie Street towards downtown at around 10:30 Sunday night, and you stopped at the bus stop in front of the Esso at Young and Robie. You then got up and walked towards the back of the bus, and politely woke up the guy to let him know that the grocery store he was looking for was just down the street! Our world needs more of you, thank you!
—Frequent Bus Rider
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Loved your smile and style

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 1:48 PM

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Looking for a sweet-looking guy who gave me a quick smile on the #2 bus to Mumford 18/08/19. He had long hair in a low pony, a septum piercing, metal tee, green shorts and grey backpack. I sat across from him (you) and was chatting excitedly with my sis. This seems crazy to even me, but thought I might try. Not too many people feel like home when you look at them.
—RM
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Tank you!

Posted By on Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 1:52 PM

To the random chick on Barrington Street at around 1pm today: Thanks for actually stopping to help when I epically face-planted because Mother Nature likes ice in winter. It was really kind and I appreciate it! Please continue to be a kind genuine human being (there is not enough out there).
—Epically clumsy
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I did the math

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 4:20 PM

I understand there are things that could be fixed with Halifax Transit, but I also think we should take a step back and look at what we have. For a $78, full-price monthly pass, you can go wherever the buses go, which means: to work and back (if you are employed), to the waterfront, Point Pleasant Park, the Public Gardens, the Salt Marsh trail, the Bluff Wilderness trail, Herring Cove, all kinds of beautiful areas. You can even ride on a boat to go between Dartmouth and Halifax. A freaking boat! The views are amazing on both sides and it has got to be the coolest mode of transportation to an urban core. For an extra buck you can go to the airport (a taxi is over $50 more expensive, one way) or Porter's Lake! Man, the streets in this town are not the widest and there are more and more apartment buildings going up, which means more cars every year on the peninsula. The transit system is a fraction of the cost of owning a vehicle. Seriously, take five minutes: add car payments, insurance, maintenance, winter tires, gas of course, parking and see for yourself. Sure, you might wait for a late bus, but you are also saving up for a down payment on a house at twice the speed, if you ditch your car! And instead of white-knuckling your morning drive you can relax and read or listen to your music. Even crush some serious candy. I love Halifax Transit! —There, I said it
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Bus angel

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Friday—the day we got nailed by Mother Nature—you came along Spring Garden Road in your shiny bus and 'rescued' a group of people standing by a bus stop. You suggested we all get in because even you weren't sure when the next bus was coming. We climbed in and you made sure no one was left behind. Also, I noticed that you made sure the transfers you gave were valid until 2:00 pm. Now I don't know if that was you or a general policy during storms but I am sure many were grateful—as I am for your kindness and skill maneuvering those slippery streets! Hope you made it home yourself alright and thank you for being a ray of sunshine on a stormy day!
—Bus rider in the storm
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

To the bikers

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

To all the bikers riding through the rain and single digit temperatures last Tuesday, well done. You're inspiring. —Bikers In The Red Shoes

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Friday, January 5, 2018

This is the road to hell

Posted By on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 1:59 PM

The driver of the last #72 out of Burnside on weather bomb day did a fantastic job of both driving in nasty conditions AND informing passengers that it would be the last run, asking where they were headed and generally informing and reassuring them about getting home. I know a lot of people were probably inconvenienced by H^lif^x Tr^nsit's decision to suspend service at 4pm. But this young man was a consummate professional and exemplar of service under trying conditions. Much appreciated. —C
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Facilitated crossing

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Big kudos to the ferryman who, tonight, held the door at the stroke of nine for us straggling post-parade Dartmouthians.  Extra thanks to Transit for the free ferry too! —Harbour Hopper


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Route 9 saviour

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM

To the very thoughtful woman on the route 9 on Friday who saved my 14-year-old daughter  "Ashley" from the really creepy guy.  His small talk was clearly making her uncomfortable and you jumped in with "Hey Ashley! Come sit with me,” pretending that you guys were old friends, when actually you had never seen her before in your life.  I say thank you so very, very much for making her one day a week bus ride much more bearable.  —A very grateful dad





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Thursday, April 20, 2017

#7 bus driver

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Thank you for picking me up after the McKay shuttle drove right past me and catching up to it so I could get on! You're the best! —Grateful bus rider





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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gaggle of people on the bus

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Was I slightly disappointed I didn't make my connection? Not after the most smiles I have ever seen on Halifax Transit. Yes, I am speaking of Syrian refugees. Strollers, hats, mitts, whatever...Smiles! Made me feel more proud to be a Canadian. —nice bus ride





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