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All MBTA vehicles will sound their horns twice at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16

#SoundTheHorn campaign honors the MBTA’s 6,385 employees and transportation workers across the region

BOSTON – The MBTA joins Amtrak, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, New Jersey Transit, and other regional transit operators in honoring those public transit workers providing critical transit service to healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees, and other heroes performing critically essential work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This effort – #SoundTheHorn – includes simultaneously sounding the fleets of trains and bus horns to honor transportation workers. As a tribute to the front lines of this public health crisis, all MBTA trains and buses running in service will give two one-second horn blasts at 3 p.m. in solidarity with Amtrak, New York, New Jersey, and other partner agencies.

“The MBTA is proud to join our colleagues in public transportation in celebrating the unheralded efforts of our front line transit workforce,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “These men and women are the backbone of our communities, oftentimes providing the only source of transit to our neighborhoods. Today being One Boston Day makes this effort especially poignant as we honor Boston’s resiliency, generosity, and strength.”

If members of the public see or hear trains or buses sounding their horns at 3 p.m. on Thursday, the MBTA encourages the public to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video on social media.

MBTA riders and Massachusetts residents are encouraged to visit mass.gov/COVID19 for information on COVID-19 and mass.gov/KnowPlanPrepare for additional preparedness tips.

For more information, please visit mbta.com/coronavirus, or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, on Facebook /TheMBTA, or on Instagram @theMBTA.

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