Train horns muted in Orange under rail safety program
Quiet zones have been established at all 16 railroad crossing in Orange, giving residents a reprieve from frequent soundings of train horns.
A part of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s rail safety program, the quiet zones relieve train engineers from the requirement of sounding their horns up to four times when they approach a crossing. Now when entering a designated quiet zone, an engineer will sound the horn only if traveling through a construction area or if required for safety reasons.
Improvements at crossings include upgraded warning devices, additional gate arms, extended and raised street medians, improved signage and coordinated traffic signals.
-- Julie Cart