Tyler officials look to silence train horns in city limits
POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 6:49pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:31am
TYLER - City officials say they've been working on a project for some time to help reduce the noise of trains coming through the city.
Officials are following a series of regulations that, once completed, would allow trains to come through the city without blowing their horns, it's called a "quiet zone".
Officials say train engineers would still use the horns is something was blocking the track and if all the guidelines are met, it could be a lot quieter for many folks.
Carter Deleney, the Tyler City Engineer tells KETK, ""It benefits the city, the citizens along the track, it benefits the downtown area, it benefits the city offices right next to the train tracks, it benefits a large number of people."
We're told the plan should be fully implemented next year.