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DCTA to #SoundTheHorn on May 21 to Honor Transit Heroes

DCTA Sound the Horn May 21

For the second time this spring, 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, May 21, bus operators, train engineers and paratransit drivers from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Trinity Metro and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will sound their horns twice to honor our heroic transportation workers.

The first #SoundTheHorn event was held on April 16 with more than 128 transit agencies across the country participating.

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.


Sound the Horn May 21 DCTA


DART will sound horns across all of their bus, light rail, streetcar 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.

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 sound their horns across their commuter rail line between Dallas and Fort Worth.


To help support the effort, all three agencies are encouraging the use of #SoundTheHorn on social media to honor those who serve others.

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Nicole Recker,

Vice President of Marketing and Administration

Direct Line: 972.316.6132

Mobile: 817.909.3498

Email: nrecker@dcta.net