RTD trains ‘Sounded the Horn’ in honor of transit workers
To demonstrate gratitude for transit workers across the Denver region and the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, RTD participated in a national “Sound the Horn” campaign with light rail and commuter rail trains emitted two one-second horn blasts at 1 p.m. MT Thursday.
Public transit remains a vital lifeline for thousands of RTD riders, including essential workers in health care, public safety, food production and distribution, utilities and government operations. RTD operators every day are continuing to provide a critical public service during an unprecedented time.
The initiative to honor front-line transportation workers in this manner was led by several East Coast agencies, including 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. Horns sounded at the same moment across the country, across several different time zones, by vehicles in service.
More details about this coordinated day of action are here, in a news release from the MTA.