Amtrak, MTA, NJ Transit & Port Authority Start #SoundTheHorn Campaign to Honor Essential Workers

Amtrak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ Transit, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other regional bus and ferry operators, launched #SoundTheHorn, a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound their vehicle horns at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 16 to honor heroic essential workers across the country.

As a tribute to the essential workers on the front lines of this public health crisis, including transportation workers, all trains and buses running in service across the New York metropolitan area will give two one-second horn blasts in solidarity with partner agencies. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for heroic healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partner agencies expect that there will be nearly 4,400 trains, buses and ferries in service on Thursday afternoon to participate in the coordinated sounding of horns.    

Anyone who sees or hears trains, buses or ferries sounding their horns at 3 p.m. on Thursday is encouraged to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video, and tag the agency on the platform of their choice.

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