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After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:

Response Percent Response Count
Scenario 1:Gates and Signals upgrade only, no closures. Estimated Cost - $6.69 million 5.4% 38
Scenario 2, 3, or 4:Cost Effective and Safer, no closures.Estimated Cost - $7.15 million (cost estimates will vary based upon crossings). 8.0% 56
Scenario 5:Highest Safety, no closures. Estimated Cost $7.91 million 8.1% 57
Scenario 6 and 7:Phased Implementation, no closures. Estimated Cost $ 2.5 M plus $4.6 M borne over the period of implementation 5.6% 39
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment. 72.9% 510

Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.

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March 15, 2019, 2:56 PM
  • After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
    • I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.
  • Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.

    I am adamantly against any of these "investments.".Train sounds are part of living in an urban environment. For several years I've lived only a few blocks away from the W. Liberty Street crossing, before buying my house I lived on 2nd street only 2 blocks from that same crossing, and I'm fine with it as is. I lived about 30 feet from a fire station in the Foggy Bottom section of Washington, DC where fire trucks sounded their sirens upon leaving the station several times a week between midnight and 7am. Our house was less than 10 feet from the roadside sidewalk and my bedroom was in the front main floor of the house. I'm not a heavy sleeper and by the 3rd overnight siren I was sleeping through the "noise." Bodies are quite adaptable.

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