Train Whistles to be Silenced

Train whistles will be silenced once again, WINA reports. In June, the Federal Railroad Administration enacted new regulations on the use of train horns, requiring Norfolk Southern to blow their whistle at all public grade crossings in 13 communities around Virginia, including Charlottesville. The loud whistles annoyed people across the state, particularly folks living near tracks who found themselves woken several times each night by the whistling. The return of quiet in town is a result of Charlottesville gaining status as a quiet zone, which takes effect on August 12.

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