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Published January 04, 2010, 08:56 PM

A Quieter Grand Forks

People living in Grand Forks are one step closer to hearing fewer train whistles.

By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ

People living in Grand Forks are one step closer to hearing fewer train whistles.

Tonight the City Council voted for implementation of a quiet zone. That means the city will be sending out letters of intent to several agencies about the quiet zone.

If the zone is ultimately approved, trains will be not allowed to blow their whistles at most railroad crossings in town.

The city will have to be inspected each year to meet changing guidelines for quiet zones.

Council member Art Bakken says, “What we're trying to do now is do as much as we can with what we have and build in some buffer on it, so that we don't have it for one year and then lose it.”

The city will now have a 60 day review and comment period about the quiet zone.

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