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 identified five quite 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 (Nursery Avenue) 2. East Bay Greenway Trail 3. Clarke/Walnut/Shinn Group 4. Centerville Group (Blacow, Dusterberry, Maple, Fremont) 5. Warren
The Niles (Nursery Avenue) Safety Project is funded. Click here for project details
East Bay Greenway Trail- preliminary work has started to establish a quiet zone at this location.
Fremont is seeking regional funding to implement the other quiet zone projects.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact:
Jeanne Suyeishi firstname.lastname@example.org