From time to time I receive a complaint about train whistles and am asked what can be done to shut them up at night. SRTC’s Bridging the Valley project could help with that problem, but it’s not moving ahead very quickly due to a lack of funding and the lack of a new Federal transportation bill.

The City of Spokane Valley is now jumping on the band wagon, looking into establishing ‘quiet zones.’ So far they’re not having a lot of luck though due to the long, expensive process required by the railroads to develop these zones.The Spokane Valley News Herald has the story.

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