(FORT WORTH, TX – April 15, 2020) – North Texas public transportation agencies are joining their colleagues across the country in a coordinated day of action to salute frontline transit heroes. At 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, bus operators, train conductors and paratransit drivers from Trinity Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will sound their horns twice to honor our heroic transportation workers.
The act of solidarity is a symbolic way to pay tribute to those who continue providing service so that first responders and other essential workers can get to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, frontline transportation workers provide essential services, making it possible for people to access health care, pharmacies, grocery stores and other critical needs.
Trinity Metro plans to participate with buses, ACCESS paratransit, and Trinity Metro TEXRail. TRE, which is jointly owned and operated by Trinity Metro and DART, will also participate.
DART will sound horns across all of their light rail, bus and paratransit services. DCTA will be joining in the salute by sounding horns on its A-train commuter rail and on all buses in operation.
To help support the effort, all three agencies are encouraging the use of #SoundTheHorn on social media to honor those who serve others.