- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Train horns at downtown Bismarck railroad crossing intersections will be silenced by Dec. 1.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2ajZ4FM ) that work on the $2.8 million city-funded project quiet rail began last week at Third, Fifth and 12th streets.

The Federal Railroad Administration requires trains to blare their horns at high volumes at unprotected crossings that do not meet quiet rail standards.

A quiet rail zone allows train horns to cease blaring when trains come through motor vehicle traffic crossings if infrastructure is constructed to protect vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

Crews will add flashing red lights, gates, fencing, pedestrian mazes and vehicle-motion detectors at each crossing.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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