Bellingham, WA: Quiet zone in prospect

19 Dec

The Bellingham City Council is now actively seeking the funds it will need to implement a quiet zone by upgrading level crossings to the point that the routine sounding of train horns becomes history. Getting this far has taken seven years. The plans so far developed would see the City funding upgrades to 13 level crossings, including two where an upgrade is already planned for 2015. the estimated cost of the works understood to be required to secure FRA approval of the quiet zone has been put at between USD2.7-5.6 million.

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