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City seeks input on Quiet Zones Project

Post Date:01/28/2019 10:00 AM

The BNSF Railroad corridor passes through our fair City and is a part of daily life as we know it. Those who live within a mile or so of the railroad lines between Hover Road and Highway 66 experience approximately nine trains per day and eight trains per night. Currently, trains are required to sound their horns at all public railroad crossings. This significantly impacts quality of life for those within range of the horn.

A Quiet Zone is a section of rail line that contains one or more consecutive public crossings at which locomotive horns are not routinely sounded. Safety improvements must be made to area crossings to meet the railroad’s requirements to grant a Quiet Zone.

City leaders have all of the necessary technical data and want to pair that with solid public input before proceeding with implementation of Quiet Zones in the City of Longmont.

How can I weigh in?

City staff will be hosting a public workshop and an online survey to gather feedback on this issue that affects not just those who live close to the rail lines, but all of us in the City of Longmont.

Public workshop: Wednesday, February 6, at the Parks building Sunset Campus, 7 S. Sunset Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Drop in from 5 - 7pm.

Online survey: Survey for public input will close Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 12pm.

Learn more

Visit bit.ly/rr-quiet-zones to review the technical study completed and find more information about the project.


El corredor ferroviario de BNSF atraviesa nuestra hermosa ciudad y es parte de la vida cotidiana. Las personas que viven a alrededor de una milla de estas líneas ferroviarias sufren aproximadamente 9 trenes durante el día y 8 trenes durante la noche. Actualmente la Administración Federal de Ferrocarriles exige que todos los trenes deben hacer sonar las bocinas en todos los cruces ferroviarios públicos. Ello tiene un impacto considerable en la calidad de vida de las personas que se encuentran dentro del alcance de la bocina. Vea un mapa que muestra las áreas y los niveles de molestia sonora >

Para lograr que los trenes dejen de hacer sonar las bocinas cuando atraviesan esta área es necesario realizar mejoras de seguridad en cada uno de los 17 cruces. Una vez que dichas modificaciones estén terminadas, BNSF y la ciudad de Longmont pueden crear lo que se denomina una “Zona de Silencio”.

Esta encuesta contribuirá a que los líderes de su ciudad accedan a comentarios útiles sobre la manera en que los residentes desean que se implementen dichas mejoras.

Encuesta sobre zonas de silencio de ferrocarril: Disponible hasta las 12 h. Del 12 de febrero.

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