City begins quiet zone discussion
Last updated 12/19/2019 at 1:11pm
The Ritzville City Council opened the floor to discussion on Sept. 17 in regards to designating the city as a quiet zone for trains traveling through Ritzville.
The topic was listed on the city council meeting agenda, under the discussion agenda section, and was led mostly by councilmember Dennis Chamberlain, who supports making Ritzville a quiet zone.
Under the Federal Railroad Administration's Train Horn Rule, which went into effect in 2005, locomotive engineers must begin to sound train horns at least 15 seconds-and no more than 20 seconds-in advance of all public grade crossings. The ho...