Join Transit Providers Statewide for the #SoundTheHorn Campaign Recognizing Transportation Workers
Trains, Buses and Ferries Will Give Two Horn Blasts at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16
Nassau Inter-County Express/NICE Bus together with The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYC Ferry and other regional bus and ferry operators will have a coordinated day of action to simultaneously sound our horns on April 16 to honor heroic transportation workers across the region.
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. As a tribute to #HeroesMovingHeroes on the front lines of this public health crisis, all trains and buses running in service will give two one-second horn blasts at 3:00 p.m. in solidarity with partner agencies.
“As we support our courageous first responders with this united tribute, let’s also recognize our transit workers, the unsung heroes keeping society running and safely getting our first responders and essential workers to the front lines," said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. "I hope everyone hears these sirens — our way to communicate our solidarity and appreciation.”
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 your transit agency on the platform of their choice.
NICE bus also joins the MTA in their noteworthy #HeroesMovingHeroes campaign, which is dedicated to honoring our transportation employees.
“We’re transporting real-life heroes every day on NICE Bus. Nassau County residents depend on essential employees in healthcare, supermarkets, and other services to do their jobs so we can all be safe," said Jack Khzouz, Chief Executive Officer, NICE Bus. "Likewise, I couldn’t be prouder of our NICE Bus employees for their extraordinary efforts to keep the buses moving reliably and safely. It’s our honor at NICE Bus to sound the horn in solidarity to support our heroes.”