PHOENIX — Valley Metro is taking part in a statewide call to honor first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.
The transit system is “sounding the horn” and asking all Arizonans to take part in an effort to show appreciation for not only first responders, but other frontline workers like Valley Metro’s bus drivers.
At noon on April 16, all participating transit agencies, including Valley Metro, will simultaneously sound two, one-second horn blasts from each vehicle in service. Anyone can show support by using #SoundTheHorn and #HeroesMovingHeroes in social posts.
Valley Metro is also illuminating Tempe Town Lake Bridge in solid blue starting today.
"Alongside our state and local leadership, we honor all of those who are working in harms way to maintain the health and safety of Arizona by lighting our Tempe Town Lake light rail bridge blue," said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. "We are also recognizing frontline staff at Valley Metro - operators, maintainers, security and others - who are dedicated to getting essential workers to their critical jobs. Our team members are going above-and-beyond to keep people and our economy moving during this challenging time. We thank Governor Ducey for leading the way in honoring these heroes."
It comes after Governor Doug Ducey announced a #LightAZBlue initiative to express support to frontline workers.
Arizona’s Capitol will remain lit to express our support and gratitude to our frontline medical workers and first responders during #COVID19. We invite Arizonans across the state to join us in this salute to these heroes. #LightAZBlue #AZTogether pic.twitter.com/8kADzyB9YC— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 16, 2020