Columbus Redevelopment Commission members agreed during their February 27 meeting to hire Secor Consulting LLC, Louisville, Kentucky, to research what infrastructure improvements the city must make so that trains traveling through the State Road 46/State Road 11, and Fifth, Eighth and 11th street crossings would not blow warning horns.

The four being considered for the quiet zone are among Columbus’ 18 public and seven private active crossings.

John K. Secor, Secor Consulting, retired in October 2012 as president of the L&I Railroad after a 44-year railroad career. The city agreed to pay up to $11,500 for his study, which includes $1,000 for incidentals.

The Republic: Retired Railroad Exec to Consult on Columbus Train Horn Quiet Zones