San Diego Quiet Zone
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Panel's vote speeds trains' quiet zone


September 28, 2006

San Diego's downtown redevelopment agency is moving closer to creating a quiet zone that would allow train engineers to lay off the horn as they pass through downtown.

The board of the Centre City Development Corp. voted unanimously yesterday to reimburse $501,000 in design work to be done by the North County Transit District for the northern third of the project, which stretches from Broadway to Laurel Street.

To create a quiet zone, safety improvements must be made at each rail crossing. The federal government allowed for quiet zones when it passed new train regulations last year.

Many downtown residents have complained about being disturbed by more frequent horn blasts caused by the updated regulations.



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