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Sound the Horn

April 14, 2020

SEPTA is joining Amtrak and other regional transportation operators across the country to participate in #SoundTheHorn - a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound their vehicle horns at 3pm on Thursday, April 16, to honor heroic transportation and other essential workers across the United States.

As a tribute to the essential workers on the front lines of this public health crisis, including transportation workers, SEPTA trains, buses and trolleys running in service across the Greater Philadelphia area, as well as Amtrak trains across the nation, 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. 

SEPTA is proud to join the #SoundTheHorn campaign recognizing transit heroes near and far - working day and night - to safely move those that need us. 

Listen for SEPTA trains, trolleys, and buses across the region to sound their horns twice (one-second each) at 3pm on Thursday, April 16! Anyone who sees or hears trains, buses or trolleys sounding their horns is encouraged to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video and tag Amtrak or SEPTA on the social media platform of your choice.