|BNSF train on Mason St, Fort Collins. Image credit: NFRMPO staff|
The City of Fort Collins has been planning for a "quiet zone" in Old Town Fort Collins for many years. The city has paid for a lobbying law firm to address the issues with building out the Mason Corridor to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) compliance. To be in full compliance, the City would need to install gates, lights, and bells at every intersection the train crosses. A limited right-of-way and limited funds make building these at every intersection difficult. The lobbying firm will focus specifically on train horn noise in a contract that spans seven months.
For more information, read the article on the Coloradoan.