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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

With construction underway, ‘quiet zone’ could soon silence train horns

Turning dirt on an awaited project that will muzzle blaring horns as freight trains pass through San Marcos, a contractor has begun building raised medians where Posey Road crosses over a pair of Union Pacific railroad tracks.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

City, UP prepare to silence train horns in town

San Marcos residents can look forward to the sounds of silence — at least from the sound of train whistles — later this year as the city prepares to create “Railroad Quiet Zones” at 26 crossings in...