On Thursday, April 16, 2020, South Shore Line is joining transit agencies from across the nation in the #SoundTheHorn effort designed to salute transportation workers and well as other essential workers across the country.
The brainchild of Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT, the Port Authority and other regional bus and ferry operators, the Sound The Horn effort -- which entails a coordinated sounding of public transportation vehicle horns at 2:00 p.m. (CST) —is a time to honor the heroic actions of those on the front lines of this pandemic as essential workers both locally and across the country.
“We are extremely proud of our team and crews. Without hesitation, our SSL team has stepped up to the challenge to continue to provide transportation for essential employees that need to get to their jobs. In many cases, this has been healthcare workers trying to get to Chicago hospitals to help fight this COVID-19 crisis.” said Michael Noland, President of South Shore Line. “The selflessness I have witnessed both in our team and with others has been humbling. We truly are all in this together, and we hope that the Sound The Horn initiative will help boost the morale of transportation workers, other essential workers and our local citizens as well. It is nice to know that even when you are isolated, you aren’t alone.”
It is anticipated that nearly 4,400 trains, buses and ferries will participate in the coordinated sounding of horns. Anyone who sees or hears trains, buses or ferries sounding their horns at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST) on Thursday is encouraged to use the #SoundTheHorn and #SSL hashtags to post audio and video.