Salt Lake Railroad "Quiet Zones" Approved

Salt Lake Railroad "Quiet Zones" Approved

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(KSL News) -- The Federal Railroad Administration has approved two railroad "quiet zones" on Salt Lake City's west side.

That means trains will not be allowed to blow their whistles along the 900 South rail line from 700 West to Redwood Road, and on Union Pacific's main line tracks from 2nd South to 5th North.

The quiet zones were being pushed by Mayor Rocky Anderson... who says it will bring relief to residents in the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods, as well as the Gateway area.

The City Council must now approve funds needed to make the changes.

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