FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020
Buses valley-wide will give two horn blasts at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 16
Action pays tribute to 1,500 public transit workers in Southern Nevada, and tens of thousands more across the country
Click to tweet: .@rtcsnv joins national #SoundTheHorn campaign to honor public transportation workers who keep our communities moving. #RTCSNV drivers will be sounding off with two horn blasts at noon on 4/16.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), in cooperation with its contractors Keolis Transit and MV Transportation, will join other public transportation operators nationwide in a day of action by simultaneously sounding their fleets of train, bus and boat horns tomorrow to honor heroic transportation workers locally and across the country.
As a tribute to those on the front lines of this public health crisis, all RTC buses running in service will give two one-second horn blasts at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in solidarity with agencies nationwide. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our public transportation system plays a critical role in providing essential service for our community, especially during this time of uncertainty,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “We want to join agencies across the nation to help celebrate the drivers, mechanics, dispatch staff, security and all other essential workers who are keeping our community moving.”
The RTC expects more than 300 vehicles will be in service across the valley at noon tomorrow, including both fixed route and paratransit buses.
Anyone who sees or hears buses or paratransit vehicles sounding their horns at 12 p.m. Thursday is encouraged to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video, and tag @RTCSNV on the platform of their choice.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com and stay informed by subscribing to our blog.