Thursday, April 16, 2020

MTA, NJT, Amtrak, Port Authority, & All Regional Transit Agencies Pays Tribute To All Employees With A Horn Salute #HerosMovingHeros

NEW YORK, NY- New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, Port Authority and all regional transportation agencies, including the MTA and all of its sub-agencies, and NYC Ferry have all joined forces to coordinate a day of action where all bus, trains, ferries, light rail,etc sound their horns on April 16th (Today) to honor all transit workers in the Northeastern region. As a tribute to #HeroesMovingHeroes on the front lines of this public health crisis, all trains and buses running in service will give two one second horn blasts at 3:00 p.m. in solidarity with partner agencies. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees and other heroes who are performing critically essential work during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. All those who passed away from the COVID-19, please keep them and their families as well as the transit agency in your hearts and prayers.

Please sign this petition to have the Central Park North-110th Street (Lenox Avenue) renamed in honor of the Train Operator Hero, Garrett Goble. He served his city during a worldwide pandemic and he ended up perishing in that deadly subway fire while evacuating his conductor and passengers to safety. This story hits home and it hits hard, and every time I think about this story, I feel a mixture of sadness and anger. Let's do the right thing and make this possible so that Brother/King Garrett Goble's legacy doesn't die in vain.

Here's the TWU (Transit Workers Union) List Of Workers We Lost During This Worldwide Pandemic

In other related news, families of MTA employees who passed away due to COVID-19 complications will recieve a payout of $500,000. MTA chairman Pat Foye said the program “is not a line of duty benefit" like the one guaranteed to workers who die on the job for other reasons, and that the benefits must be approved by the agency’s board next week.

At least 59 agency employees have died of COVID-19 over the past three weeks. Now their families and those of future MTA coronavirus victims can be assured that they’ll be compensated. Families will also receive up to three years of health insurance from the MTA. Roughly 40,000 New York City transit workers were already guaranteed the $500,000 line-of-duty death benefits under a contract between the MTA and Transport Workers Union Local 100 that workers ratified in January. I want all MTA employees to achieve this goal so that they can get the compensation that they deserve. 

Here is the Transportation Hub's post for #HornSalute #HerosMovingHeros

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As we all know, today, all transportation workers were to simultaneously honk their horns for two-one second intervals at 3pm today, as a way to give gratitude to the transportation workers for transport essential workers to their jobs #herosmovingheros #soundthehorn : : : The first was from 2016; the second one was today but I missed the horn sound, but it didn't matter. Just want to show my appreciation for those who are out there on the front line for us. : : From everyone and myself here in NYC and NYS, if you're an essential worker, I'd just like to say, thank you for all that you do during this COVID-19 outbreak: : : #newyork #newyorkcity #nycphotography #nyclifestyle #firstresponders #mta #nyct #nyc #nice #longisland #queens #orionv #newflyerxd40 #nassaucounty #greenacers #coronavirus #pandemic #herosmovingheros #hornsalute #essentialworkers #transit #transportation #nycstyle #longislandny #transitworker #essentialworkers #soundthehorn
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Not only the Hub covers news in relation to transit and transportation, but the Hub also does coverage for aviation as well. Starting next week, I'll be covering stories in aviation that piques interest. In the meanwhile, please read the story by Airport Technology how they explain how the coronavirus affected the everyday life of aviation operations. 

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