Augusta Commissioner Likes The Sound Of Rail Quiet Zone

Photo of a train in downtown Augusta, Georgia.
Photo of a train in downtown Augusta, Georgia.

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – Some Augusta leaders want to hear about plans to quiet Augusta’s trains.

As we first told you on Monday, Mayor Hardie Davis is proposing creating a rail quiet zone along the 6th Street tracks downtown.

In a quiet zone, trains would not blow their horns at intersections or could do it at a much reduced volume.

Some Augusta Commissioners say they like the sound of that.

I could agree that maybe we could cut the volume down in the business part of the city, because it’s extremely loud. We don’t have the safeguards to prevent people from coming in the way of the train,” said Commissioner Dennis Williams.

However city leaders put off a discussion of the rail quiet zones at their meeting today and instead will take it up at their next one.

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