Fremont Quiet Zone Program

General Project Description
  • Federal transportation safety policy requires the sounding of train horns in advance of public grade crossings.  Horn blasts have a volume level in the range of 96 to 110 dbs
  • In 2006, a railroad crossing "quiet zone" rule was established.  Local communities can enact a “quiet zone” if certain safety measures are provided, such as median islands at railroad crossings or 4-quadrant gates.
  • In 2007, Fremont commissioned a feasibility study on establishing local quiet zones and determining what safety measures should be added at each crossing. 
  • The City has established quiet zones at the following locations:
    - Stevenson Boulevard 
  • The City has identified four quiet zone projects. These are listed in the following priority order based on the project cost, the number of trains passing through the crossing, and the area of residential communities affected by the train horns. 
1. Niles
2. Centerville Group (Blacow, Dusterberry, Maple, Fremont, Shinn) + Clarke
3. Walnut
4. Warren
  
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  • The Niles (Nursery Avenue) Safety Project is funded. Click here for project details
  • The Centerville to Clarke Railroad Safety Improvement project is seeking funding, Click here for project details
  • Fremont is seeking regional funding to implement the other quiet zone projects.


Contact Information


If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact:
Jeanne Suyeishi
jsuyeishi@fremont.gov