Image courtesy of the MTA
The MTA is joining Amtrak, NJ Transit, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYC Ferry, and other regional transit agencies to take part in the #soundthehorn campaign. Today at 3pm, all in-service trains, buses, and ferries will give two horn blasts to honor transportation workers across the region. “Our employees are heroes,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “They are courageously coming to work each day to perform their essential duties, which are critically important to this region during the pandemic.”
Anthony, Bus Operator, New York City Transit. Photo: Joseph P. Chan / MTA New York City Transit
Joseph, Engineer, Long Island Rail Road. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
The #soundthehorn campaign is an advancement of the #HeroesMovingHeroes social media campaign that the MTA launched on April 6, which highlights individual transit workers and their stories.
In addition to regional transit agencies, groups from around the nation have announced their participation in #soundthehorn, including the Massachusettes Bay Transportation Authority, Denver’s Regional Transportation District, the Charlotte Area Transit System in North Carolina, Austin’s Capital Metro, San Francisco BART, Philadelphia’s SEPTA, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, and countless others.
In the Tri-State region, the partner agencies expect about 4,400 trains, buses, and ferries to be in service at 3pm to participate. If you happen to see or hear the coordinated efforts, post the video or audio online with the hashtag #SoundTheHorn.
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