In Spokane Valley, there is currently one railroad Quiet Zone at the University Road/Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing.
Establishment of Quiet Zones (No-Blow Zones) is regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration. For more information about Quiet Zones and how they are established, please select the links below.
In addition, the City Council has had presentations and discussions on the topic of quiet zones. Click on the links below to read more.
Park Road Safety Project - The Park Road Safety project was completed in 2010 in response to BNSF train engineers' concerns about vehicles bypassing the crossing gates. The safety project did not include modifications that would be needed to designate the crossing a Quiet Zone.
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Update: City of Spokane Valley January 19, 2016 letter to Energy Site Evaluation Council on Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The City of Spokane Valley is preparing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal. Your input is welcomed. Read more here...
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