Hi, and welcome to the open beta of folobus! If you have a specific question that is not answered here, email us at help@folobus.ca.

 

What is folobus?

Folobus [fol-oh buhs] is an app designed to help make your daily transit commute on Halifax’s buses and ferries a little easier.

 

What does it do?

It allows you to track all Halifax Transit buses in near real-time, and provides scheduling information for all buses and ferries. Every bus stop in HRM is listed in the system allowing you to get a quick view of all buses servicing that stop, with the next departures.

Live ferry tracking is not available. But hey, you can pretty much see across the harbour on a clear day anyway.

 

How accurate is the tracking? 

The information is updated every 15 seconds from Halifax Transit systems.  This information is provided by Halifax Regional Municipality’s excellent Open Data initiative.

 

Is this app provided by Halifax Transit? Where are you from?

We are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Halifax Transit or the Halifax Regional Municipality. We’re based here in Halifax!

 

How much does it cost?

This app is free.

 

Aren’t there other similar apps out there? 

Yup. Most notable is Google’s own Maps application, which provides real-time transit information and was the first in Halifax to do this.

 

I’ve chosen a route but I can’t see the map. What’s up?

On mobile devices, tap the “Map” icon to switch from bus stop view to real-time tracking pins of buses. (We’ll be making that easier soon)

 

You didn’t answer my question. Why is this FAQ so short?

We’re just getting started.  Feel free to email us at help@folobus.ca and we’ll do our best to answer you right away. We’ll keep updating this page as we go along.