If you heard RTC bus horns blowing around noon today, it wasn’t because drivers were honking at traffic. For the second time in about a month’s time, the RTC, with the support of its contractors Keolis and MV Transportation, joined transit agencies around the country to honor essential employees that are working through the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of today’s #SoundTheHorn event, transit drivers here in Southern Nevada sounded their horns as a tribute to the men and women who are helping to keep communities moving during this pandemic.
The RTC participated in the first #SoundTheHorn movement on April 16 of this year. The event was incredibly successful around the country, with nearly 150 public transit systems coming together at the same time to thank workers who are providing transportation to their communities. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) produced THIS VIDEO to showcase the many agencies that participated in the first event.
Everyone is encouraged to show support for public transportation workers on social media. Anyone who saw or heard buses or paratransit vehicles sounding their horns is asked to post the video on social media, tagging @RTCSNV and using #SoundTheHorn.
From everyone here at the RTC, we would like to again extend a heartfelt thanks to the transit drivers, healthcare professional, educators, grocery store workers and the many other essential workers who are on the frontlines every day.