Amtrak collaborated with transportation partners nationwide to honor all of the heroic transportation employees and other essential workers across the country with the #SoundTheHorn campaign—a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound vehicle horns on April 16, 2020 and May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

As a tribute to the essential workers on the front lines of this public health crisis, including transportation workers, every Amtrak train in service across the country, and several thousand trains and buses running in service nationwide, 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.

Partners supporting the cause throughout the country include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NJ TRANSIT, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the Northeast, SEPTA, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration in the Mid-Atlantic region, MBTA in New England, Memphis Area Transit Authority in the South, Metra, PaceBus, St. Louis Metro Transit, Detroit Department of Transportation and NICTD in the Midwest, Tri-Met Portland in the Pacific Northwest, Denver Regional Transportation District in the West, and Metrolink and AC Transit on the West Coast.