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All quiet on the western front in Galt?

City seeks to silence trains on their trips through downtown

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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:40 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

Officials in Galt are planning to create a quiet zone through downtown where trains won't blow their horns.

To move forward, the City Council will be asked to approve spending up to $150,000 tonight to make upgrades to the seven Union Pacific railroad crossings in and around Galt.

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  • Frederick Goethel posted at 6:22 pm on Tue, Dec 6, 2011.

    Frederick Goethel Posts: 51

    If they follow he staff report, which recommends that Spring St and Twin Cities be excluded, they are wasting money. In the Northeast area, the majority of noise people are complainig about originate from those two crossings. If they do not include them, the noise, and hence the complaints will continue. I live almost 2 miles (as the crow flies) from the Twin Cities crossing and I can hear them clearly in my bedroom at night (through a closed window. I don't mid trains and the horns, but many of the complainers live in the area I do.

  • Tom Malson posted at 11:01 am on Tue, Dec 6, 2011.

    Tom Malson Posts: 8

    When I was on City Council & also on the League Transportation Committee, in 2005 I made a motion to study quite zones for Galt. Deciding vote against it at the time was Barbra Payne, who said that she felt that the train noise was “quaint”. Now Seven YEARS later . . . . . .



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