At their meeting on September 17, the Redevelopment Commission voted to hire CTC of Fort Worth, Texas to assist the City with a two-step process to help the city quiet the horns from trains passing through the city.

The first phase in an 18-month process would analyze the four rail crossings at State Road 46/State Road 11, and Fifth, Eighth and 11th street crossings and prepare paperwork for federal officials. The second phase would involve handling applications for physical improvements to the crossings, estimated costs and timelines.

The overall cost to the City could reach $1 million to eliminate railroad horns from the downtown area.

The Republic: Quiet zones in city take step