M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 5/14/2019 

DATE: 5/14/2019 REFERENCE NO.: **G-19539 LOG NAME: 20QUIET ZONES AT UPRR E. BUTLER STREET AND Y C SHAMBLEE DRIVE
CODE: G TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Establishment of Two Quiet Zones at Union Pacific Railroad Crossings at E. Butler Street and Y C Shamblee Drive (COUNCIL DISTRICTS 8 and 9)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of a Notice of Quiet Zone Establishment for two locations – Union Pacific Railroad Crossings at E. Butler Street and Y C Shamblee Drive.

 
DISCUSSION:

The Transportation and Public Works Department proposes to create quiet zones, which will allow trains to proceed through street crossings without sounding their horns thereby reducing noise levels in the surrounding residential areas. These quiet zones will be implemented pursuant to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Train Horn rule at the two crossings listed below:

        Union Pacific Railroad at E. Butler Street (Council District 8)
        Union Pacific Railroad at Y C Shamblee Drive (Council Districts 8 and 9)

The residents adjacent to these two crossings have contacted the Transportation and Public Works Department to request the implementation of quiet zones at these crossings.

The construction activities at these two crossings have been completed as part of the 2017 Railroads Project, City Project No. 100751-2017.  Upon receiving Council approval, the City will execute and submit the Notice of Establishment to the FRA and railroad. Upon approval from FRA, the quiet zones could be established as early as June 2019.

The completed projects costs are shown in the table below:
  

Location

Anticipated Costs

Totals

Engineering

RR Agreements

Construction

City Staff

E. Butler

$30,000

$0

$271,200

$40,700

$341,900

Y C Shamblee

  $2,000

$0

$0

  $2,000

    $4,000

Total Anticipated Costs

$345,900


The Quiet Zones are in COUNCIL DISTRICTS 8 and 9.  

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, funds will be available in the current capital budget as appropriated, of the 2014 Bond Program Fund.  Prior to an expenditure being incurred, the participating department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Steve Cooke (5134)
Additional Information Contact:
Lissette Acevedo (2722)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Map UPRR Quiet Zones.pdf