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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-3
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  April 29, 2013
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS

WHEREAS: Federal law allows communities nationwide to diminish the effects of train horn noise by establishing Quiet Zones; and
   
WHEREAS: In a Quiet Zone a railroad company is directed to cease the routine sounding of locomotive horns when approaching railroad crossings that intersect with public streets; and
   
WHEREAS: Many residents are disturbed, especially late at night, by train horns that are blown to warn residents; and
    
WHEREAS: Localities desiring to establish a Quiet Zone are first required to mitigate the increased risk caused by the absence of a horn by reviewing the scope, requirements, and costs involved with improving each crossing's safety; and
   
WHEREAS: There is a maximum of six roadway/rail crossings located within the City of Cambridge; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Community Development Department to investigate Cambridge railroad crossing improvements which will allow the City to formally apply to the Federal Rail Administration for establishment of Quiet Zones; and be it further
      

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council regarding this request. 
    

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