Representatives with EMBARK said they wanted to show appreciation for everyone on the front lines during this health crisis. As a number of vehicles honked their horns, it served as a time of respect, to thank essential workers across the state.
“The reason why we’re doing this is because we want to celebrate the fact that they’ve been here all along throughout this entire crisis,” said Michael Scroggins, Public Information Officer with EMBARK.
EMBARK said this is part of their Sound The Horn campaign, to thank transit workers who provide service to essential personnel across North America. It’s also for those fighting COVID-19 head on. like health care workers, first responders, childcare workers, and grocery store employees.
“There’s a variety of frontline workers, for possibly for too long have kind of gone unnoticed,” said Scroggins. “So, we definitely want to celebrate them and honor them for all the efforts they’re making.”
Though this can be a scary time, Scroggins said he believes what these drivers do each day is vital, especially for other essential workers in the community.
“We’re needing to continue to serve those individuals so they can make a living wage, so they can take care of their families,” said Scroggins.