LA GRANDE:  More discussion on the Quiet Zone

LA GRANDE: More discussion on the Quiet Zone

The City of La Grande held their city council meeting Wednesday evening and one continuing discussion is the Quiet Zone, a decision from council to meet with agencies and Union Pacific Rail Road will be held on November 19th, discussing the improvements at the crossings. According to the City of La Grande, if everything goes well, the Quiet Zone should take effect around mid-December. Prior to establishing a Railroad Quiet Zone using the type of improvements the City constructed, the first issue a 21-day Notice of Intent to establish the Quiet Zone will be sent out. This notice goes to a number of parties, most notably the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Oregon Department of Transportation Rail Division, and Union Pacific Rail Road.