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Capitol Corridor Joins #SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers

April 15, 2020

Coalition of transportation agencies join in solidarity to honor heroic workers across the region by giving two horn blasts at 12:00 p.m. PT

The Capitol Corridor and Amtrak are joining other regional train, bus, and ferry operators to participate in #SoundTheHorn – a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound their vehicle horns at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 16, to honor heroic transportation and other essential workers across the country.

As a tribute to the essential workers on the front lines of this public health crisis, including transportation workers, all Capitol Corridor trains and buses across the West Coast, as well as Amtrak trains across the nation, will give two one-second horn blasts in solidarity with partner agencies. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for heroic healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are incredibly grateful to all of the frontline staff who continue to serve those passengers who rely on our service every day,” said Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Rob Padgette. “Without the vital work they do on board our trains, at stations, and in the maintenance yards, we would not be able to provide the core level of service needed for essential workers to travel within Northern California.”

“Every hero deserves to be recognized and thanked for their courage, selflessness, and the help they are providing to this country during this time,” said Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Commercial Officer Stephen Gardner. “We are proud to participate with our partners and ‘sound our horns’ by honoring and thanking all of the heroes across the nation who continue their essential and heroic service.”

Anyone who  sees or hears trains, buses, or ferries sounding their horns at 12 p.m. on Thursday is encouraged to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag  to post audio and  video and also tag  #Capitol Corridor and #Amtrak on the  social media platform  of their choice.