Quiet zone implementation delayed

Full implementation of Scottsbluff's Rail Safety/Quiet Zone was to take place Tuesday, but there will be a small delay according to City Manager Rick Kuckkahn. Kuckkahn told KNEB News the Federal Railroad Administration is responsible for backing up the quiet zone a week or so.

Kuckkahn says the review needed by the feds involves the waiving of a continuous signal at a siting. The city had announced previously they had signed final agreements to allow for the quiet zone.

So whenever the change occurs it means trains horns will cease and there will be no audible signals from the trains.

The city still cautions motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of the change when it takes place later this month and take precautions when approaching the crossings.

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