Work continues on the city of Columbus’ efforts to institute a “quiet zone” through the city. Such a zone will allow trains to pass through the city without sounding their horns at every railroad crossing. Tim Oster, a project manager from CTC Inc., a railroad signaling company working on behalf of the city, says his team is meeting Tuesday with Federal Railroad Administration officials. He talks about needs to happen before a quiet zone can become a reality…
Oster says his company has a history helping to establish quiet zones.
While the total costs have yet to be determined, Oster says there will be considerable expenses.
The city is looking at improvements at four rail crossings: State Road 46/State Road 11, Fifth Street, Eighth Street and 11th Street. Initial estimates to upgrade all four sites is $1 million. Oster says any work at the crossings is at least a year away.