Quiet Zone Joint Police & Streets Committee Meeting Village of Glendale January 16, 2007

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Quiet Zone Joint Police &amp; Streets Committee Meeting Village of Glendale January 16, 2007 Slide 2 Glendale Village Plan 2000 Transportation Committee Recommendation Strategy Eight: Reduce noise pollution from the railroad Action Develop local and regional options and then work with railroad to implement a quiet zone. Slide 3 Railroad Controls Limited (RCL) Report History of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules on whistles History of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules on whistles Swift Rail Development Act of 1994 Swift Rail Development Act of 1994 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (1/13/00) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (1/13/00) Interim Final Rule (12/18/03) Interim Final Rule (12/18/03) Final Rule (6/24/05) Final Rule (6/24/05) Slide 4 Process to Create Quiet Zone Application through the FRA by Public Authority Application through the FRA by Public Authority Public Authority Designation (preferred method doesnt require FRA approval) Public Authority Designation (preferred method doesnt require FRA approval) Each highway-rail grade crossing within Quiet Zone equipped with approved Supplemental Safety Measure or Wayside Horn Each highway-rail grade crossing within Quiet Zone equipped with approved Supplemental Safety Measure or Wayside Horn Quiet Zone Risk Index (QZRI) less than Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT) or the Risk Index With Horns (RIWH) Quiet Zone Risk Index (QZRI) less than Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT) or the Risk Index With Horns (RIWH) Slide 5 Glendale Highway &amp; Pedestrian Rail Crossings Sharon Road cantilever flashing lights and gates Pedestrian Crossing no warning device Albion Avenue flashing lights and gates Oak Street flashing lights and gates Slide 6 Quiet Zone Alternatives Four-Quadrant Gate Systems Four-Quadrant Gate Systems One Way Street with Gates One Way Street with Gates Gates with Medians or Channelization Devices Gates with Medians or Channelization Devices Wayside Horns Wayside Horns Temporary Closures Temporary Closures Permanent Closures Permanent Closures Slide 7 Four-Quadrant Gate System Gates at a crossing sufficient to block highway traffic from entering crossing when the gates are lowered, including at least one gate for each direction of traffic on each approach. Gates at a crossing sufficient to block highway traffic from entering crossing when the gates are lowered, including at least one gate for each direction of traffic on each approach. When a train approaches, all highway approach and exit lanes on both sides of highway-rail crossing must be spanned by gates. When a train approaches, all highway approach and exit lanes on both sides of highway-rail crossing must be spanned by gates. Cost: $100,000 to install 2 additional gates at a crossing already equipped with two-quadrant gates; $280,000 to install four-quadrant gates. Cost: $100,000 to install 2 additional gates at a crossing already equipped with two-quadrant gates; $280,000 to install four-quadrant gates. Slide 8 Four-Quadrant Gate Slide 9 One-Way Street with Gate Gates installed such that all approaching highway lanes to the public highway- rail grade crossing are completely blocked. Crossing must be equipped with Constant Warning Circuitry, Power Out Indicator, gates and flashing lights. Slide 10 Gates with Medians or Channelization Devices Medians or channelization devices on both highway approaches to a public highway-rail grade crossing denying highway users the option of circumventing the approach lane gates by switching into the opposing (oncoming) traffic lane and driving around the lowered gates to cross the tracks. Medians or channelization devices on both highway approaches to a public highway-rail grade crossing denying highway users the option of circumventing the approach lane gates by switching into the opposing (oncoming) traffic lane and driving around the lowered gates to cross the tracks. Must extend at least 100 feet from the gate arm, or if an intersection, at least 60 feet from gate arm and have a mountable medium Must extend at least 100 feet from the gate arm, or if an intersection, at least 60 feet from gate arm and have a mountable medium Cost: $11,000, $500 annual maintenance costs Cost: $11,000, $500 annual maintenance costs Slide 11 Medians or Channelization Devices Slide 12 Wayside Horn A stationary horn system activated by the railroad- highway grade warning system, mounted at the crossing, rather than the locomotive, to deliver an audible warning to motorists and pedestrians. A stationary horn system activated by the railroad- highway grade warning system, mounted at the crossing, rather than the locomotive, to deliver an audible warning to motorists and pedestrians. Simplest way to reduce train horn noise since a Quiet Zone is not required. Simplest way to reduce train horn noise since a Quiet Zone is not required. Sounds like a train horn digitally recorded from actual locomotive Sounds like a train horn digitally recorded from actual locomotive Cycles through train whistle pattern until train reaches crossing. Cycles through train whistle pattern until train reaches crossing. Cost: $100,000 plus $500-$1000 annual maintenance fees. Cost: $100,000 plus $500-$1000 annual maintenance fees. Slide 13 Sound Level (dBA) Train Horn Area (acres) Wayside Horn Area (acres) Percent Reduction &gt;702653786% &gt;80171597% &gt;9031</p>