Augusta, GA (WJBF) – Augusta’s mayor could face a tough sell in creating a rail quiet zone in downtown Augusta.
As we first reported, Mayor Hardie Davis would like to see trains stop using their horns, or at least reduce the volume, on the 6th Street tracks downtown. Davis’ proposal could call for the city paying for crossing gates at intersections, or blocking cars from crossing 6th Street, in some locations.
Some Augusta Commissioners feel that’s more effort than it’s worth. “This is a process, I think. Frankly, we wold have to shut down 6rh Street as a pedestrian walk at each of the intersections, too. There are other agenda items that we can really focus on. Let’s talk about south Augusta economic development. Do we want to spend time and energy on this?” said Commissioner Sean Frantom.
Mayor Davis put off a discussion of the quiet zone proposal until the next Commission meeting.