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RTC buses will join nationwide #SoundTheHorn Campaign on April 16

Posted at 10:59 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 14:51:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 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 on April 16 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 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 hashtag #SoundTheHorn to post audio and video, and tag @RTCSNV on the platform of their choice.