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:
Y C Shamblee
Total Anticipated Costs
The Quiet Zones are in COUNCIL DISTRICTS 8 and 9. This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.