By Associated Press • 

Eugene residents want trains to silence horns

EUGENE — Residents annoyed by loud train horns are asking the Eugene City Council to consider silencing them in the city.

The Register-Guard says Eugene is looking into what it can or should do about noisy train horns through so-called railroad quiet zones.

Federal regulations require train engineers to sound locomotive horns for 15 to 20 seconds as they approach crossings where tracks intersect with streets. But that requirement can be eliminated if certain safety improvements are made.

The city of Eugene has yet to select which crossings might be changed, what kind of crossing improvements it might make, or find the money to pay for them.

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Information from: The Register-Guard

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