Today, the Federal Railroad Administration opened a 120 day public comment period to solicit feedback on rules which require locomotives to use their horns when approaching and passing through intersections. Under federal rules established in 2005, communities can apply for federal permission to create "quiet zones" where train horn rules can be relaxed if flashing lights and barrier gates are erected. Local Front Range officials and some members of Colorado's congressional delegation argue installation of the required infrastructure it is prohibitively expensive.
For the full article by John Fryar in the Longmont Times-Call, click here: Federal Railroad Administration seeks comments on train horn rules
To learn more about the Federal Railroad Administration's comment period in the Federal Register and to leave your comment, click here: 1.usa.gov/1QY6o84