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City asks railroad administration to investigate train horn violations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The City of South Bend is asking the Federal Railroad Administration to conduct a formal investigation into violations of the Quiet Zone established earlier this month.

The city says trains continue to sound their horns at several of the 11 crossings in the Quiet Zone.

“While the situation has improved dramatically, I am concerned by some reports of continued sounding of train horns in Quiet Zones since October 9,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “The railroads have had ample time to get into compliance, and the City expects that there will be no unnecessary sounding of horns. We will continue to work proactively with the FRA on enforcement around any documented violations. Neighborhood crossings can be both safe and quiet, but only if the railroads do their part. Meanwhile, we are actively exploring the extension of Quiet Zones to other parts of the city."

Residents can report violations to the FRA at the following link https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport.

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