First there was clapping, now there is horn beeping!
The MTA, Amtrak, NJ Transit, Port Authority and other regional transit agencies have organized a #SoundTheHorn campaign, in order to bring awareness and thank transportation employees who have been working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a press release read.
Trains, buses and ferries in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey will give two horn blasts at 3 p.m. this Thursday, April 16.
“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. We hope this action will draw attention to their efforts and help further our employees’ spirit of solidarity with all New Yorkers.”
There are expected to be almost 4,400 trains, buses and ferries in service on Thursday afternoon to sound their horns.
If you see or or hear trains, buses or ferries sounding their horns at 3pm on Thursday, be sure to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video and tag one of the participating companies!
#SoundTheHorn is part of the MTA’s #HeroesMovingHeroes campaign, which sheds light on workers who “go above and beyond the call of duty during this challenging time.”
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