trains http://wmub.org en Cincinnati still working on plan to make trains quieter at night http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-still-working-plan-make-trains-quieter-night <p>Cincinnati Council could approve a report next month that would let the city move forward with a plan to reduce the noise freight trains make when traveling through some neighborhoods.&nbsp; The idea is to set-up a quiet zone especially for overnight train traffic.<br /> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 18785 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati still working on plan to make trains quieter at night Making trains quieter in Cincinnati http://wmub.org/post/making-trains-quieter-cincinnati <p>Cincinnati officials are studying a plan to make it quieter for some residents who live in neighborhoods with a lot of train traffic.</p><p>Train engineers are required to blow their horns one-quarter mile before each roadway crossing.&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s the same pattern each time, two long blasts, followed by a short and then another long one.&nbsp;</p><p>Since sound travels, some residents hear it a lot especially when there are several crossings located close together.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:42:56 +0000 Jay Hanselman 1883 at http://wmub.org Making trains quieter in Cincinnati