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Macrophage87 t1_j4wvoap wrote

>Establishing Quiet Zones:

The final rule also provides an opportunity for localities nationwide to mitigate the effects of train horn noise by establishing “new quiet zones.” “No horn” restriction which may have existed prior to the establishment of the rule may be qualified to be “pre-rule quiet zones”. In a quiet zone, railroads have been directed to cease the routine sounding their horns when approaching public highway-rail grade crossings. Train horns may still be used in emergency situations or to comply with other Federal regulations or railroad operating rules. Localities desiring to establish a quiet zone are first required to mitigate the increased risk caused by the absence of a horn.

This is an option too. I like trains and all but should the entire northeast have to hear loud blasts at 2 AM if there are other options? Clearly we don't want to jeopardize safety, but shouldn't some allowance be made for quiet hours.