CCAC Update on
Status of Quiet Zone for San Diego
June 19, 2008
The following time-table is based
upon discussions with City Councilman Kevin Faulconer’s aide, Steve Hill. It
is considered to be estimates, at best, but, at least gives us a way to
gauge whether the project is, if you will, “on track” and, if not, where the
- Constructions drawings: This is
the first step in the process and is currently being prepared by Rail
www.railpros.com ), located in Irvine.
- Drawings are to be submitted to
the Capital Improvements Division (basically, the county’s architectural
department, Mark Clauson, Deputy Director, 619-694-2065). There may be
other city and/or county agencies who will be permitted to have input
into these plans, but I am assured this process does not delay the
request for bids being sent out.
- The matter is slated for the
agenda of the
CCAC at its 7/23 meeting, where the issue is to recommend
to CCDC that the requests for bids be sent out.
- The target date for sending out
the requests in September 2. The bidders will have 45 days in which to
respond, which gets us to mid-October.
- A not-well-defined process of
the actual awarding of the contract will then occur.
- Within the next 30 days, the
winning bidder will be provided with a “Notice to Proceed”.
- The contractor then is given
time (? how much) in which to gather needed construction materials.
- Projected date for actual
construction to begin is January 2009.
- Projected date for completion
of the project is December 2009
I will continue to do my best to
gather and disseminate information on this project. I have also been in
contact with Congresswoman Susan Davis’ office. They have agreed to submit a
request on my behalf to the Federal Railroad Administration that, as an
interim measure while awaiting the quiet zone, they amend the horn
regulation such that the decibel level is reduced by at least 50% when a
train is within city limits. I have very little optimism that this will
succeed, but see no reason not to make the request. I’ll keep you informed
and am happy to respond as best I can to your concerns and questions.
CCAC Marina District Owner
June 19, 2008