“Sound the Horn” For Public Transit Workers

May 21, 2020
    Public transit employees continue to work on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to continue to thank our #HeroesMovingHeroes.
    Join in today, Thursday, May 21, and#SoundTheHorn” to honor and say thank you to all public transportation employees working through the coronavirus outbreak. At 3:00 p.m. EST (2:00PM CST, 1:00PM MST & 12.00PST) agencies are asked to simultaneously sound two one-second horn blasts from vehicles in service.  As transit riders we want to give a big shout out to all the public transit employees continuing to work on the frontline during the pandemic & join the initiative! 
    Remember to always wave and say thank you (from a safe distance of course) to your transit operator!
    The first #SoundTheHorn event on April 17 was incredibly successful, let’s make this one even more successful! 
    This continuing effort is spearheaded by the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Trans­porta­tion Authority (MTA), together with NJ TRAN­SIT, Port Authority of New York and New Jer­sey, Am­trak, NYC Ferry, and other re­gional bus and ferry op­er­a­tors.
    You are encouraged to support the effort by posting videos or photos online with the hashtags #SoundTheHorn & #HeroesMovingHeroes. 

    Here are some tips for riding transit, while slowing the spread of COVID-19

    The current iteration of Coronavirus, COVID-19, can spread very quickly. Necessary precautions must be taken to protect ourselves, and to protect the ones around us.

    Make sure to closely follow Moovit’s messages and Service Alerts, and pay attention to local official transit updates.

    The following are precautionary measures, as recommended by the World Health Organization, that are especially true when taking public transportation.

    1) Sanitize your hands frequently. 

    While traveling, washing your hands with soap and water to kill the virus is not possible while traveling. Alcohol gel is also a recommended method for cleaning your hands, and is especially important to use frequently when traveling and after touching many foreign surfaces.

    2) Maintain social distancing

    It’s recommended to keep a distance of at least 3 feet or 1 meter between yourself and other passengers. This is a safe distance that will decrease the chances of breathing in droplets from someone else that may have COVID-19, and make sure to wear a face covering while riding transit.

    3) Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth 

    This precaution is related to the first recommendation, and especially important when traveling on buses, trains etc. where our hands are touching many surfaces and can pick up the virus from the surface. Eyes, noses, and mouths are easy ways for the virus to enter your body after touching a foreign surface, and then touching your face.

    4) Practice respiratory hygiene

    In addition to protecting ourselves from the virus, we can protect others by covering our mouth and nose with our elbow when we cough and sneeze. This is crucial when outside and in the vicinity of others.


    You ride (healthy), we guide