Round Rock to consider study to quiet trains at railroad crossings
ROUND ROCK — City officials will consider laying the tracks for work that could quiet railroad crossings in Round Rock, where more than 25 trains blow their whistles before crossing roads every day.
Under federal law, train operators are required to sound a warning as they approach railroad crossings — unless those crossings are in established "quiet zones." The Round Rock City Council tonight may vote to fund a study that will examine what steps the city needs to take to meet federal standards for quiet zones.
Mayor Alan McGraw said the city hears from residents all the time about the noise trains make at crossings, so muting their whistles is something that has been on the city's radar for years. The only problem: Establishing quiet zones can be expensive.
Information from Austin American-Statesman