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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

City looks at 'quiet zone' options

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Last updated 3/4/2020 at 2:03pm

RITZVILLE – The city is looking into options for a proposed “quiet zone” addressing the noise of trains going through town.

The city has hired consultant Guz Garza, who will perform a three-day study this month to map out the decibels of the sound of the trains in different areas of the city.

“He’s a consultant with experience with the light rail in Seattle,” Mayor Gary Cook said. “We will discuss alternatives available, and be moving forward on this immediately.”

Cook said with Ritzville being a Tree City, funding may be available for some of the options being considered....

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