February 23, 2024
A COASTER prepare in downtown San Diego. Courtesy NCTD

Mayor Todd Gloria mentioned metropolis crews will work by the weekend to carry the quiet zone into compliance following a Federal Rail Administration suspension requiring trains to sound their horns by downtown.

The federal company found issues of safety associated to public crossings, visitors management units and incomplete paperwork throughout a current inspection.

Since 2012, 13 railroad crossings from Laurel Road to Fifth Avenue had been designated a quiet zone by the implementation of a complicated warning system using lights and gates. The quiet zone will probably be restored as soon as town has successfully applied and documented the required security measures.

Metropolis crews are engaged on substitute signage, pavement markings and flex posts recognized as poor, based on Gloria.

“Remaining visitors counts which can be required in an effort to have the suspension lifted will probably be accomplished by the tip of January to submit for the FRA’s analysis,” Gloria mentioned in a press release.

Federal rail officers clarified the present suspension is unrelated to the 4 current fatalities brought on by prepare collisions in San Diego County.