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Provo Residents Want to Keep Trains From Blowing Their Horns

Provo Residents Want to Keep Trains From Blowing Their Horns



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Randall Jeppesen, KSL NewsradioSome Provo residents are making some noise to try and keep the trains that run through town quiet.

Trains blow their horns longer and more often than they used to. They do that to cut down on railroad crossing accidents. For Provo resident Sherri Spencer it means less sleep. She says, "The horns are so intense and loud."

Courtesy: Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio
Courtesy: Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio

She's leading a group called Quiet Trains for Provo. She wants the city to install more crossing arms and safety features that allow a train to pass without using its horn. She said that would improve the quality of life for those living near the railroad tracks.

The city says an early estimate puts the cost around $1.5 million to create the wanted quiet zones. But with commuter trains on the way, Provo and other cities along the tracks are looking for ways to keep those trains quiet.

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