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railroad quiet zones

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

City nearing agreement with UP on railroad quiet zones

Seven years after the city council first dedicated capital improvement funds for the effort, the railroad quiet zone project could be completed within a year, said Janae Ryan, the city engineer overseeing the project.

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...

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos still studying railroad quiet zones

San Marcos could see more silent nights in its future if a plan to make the city a quiet zone for trains gets underway. The problem is after two years and $30,000 city officials still aren’t sure...