Senators Bennet, Gardner meet to discuss train horn noise
June 15, 2016
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with communities from across Northern Colorado will host Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Fort Collins and Loveland on Friday June 17 to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. Communities throughout Colorado have expressed concerns with the application of the FRA’s train horn noise rules. Bennet, Gardner, and Congressmen Jared Polis, Ken Buck, and Ed Perlmutter invited Feinberg to visit Colorado to see firsthand how the train horn rule is affecting businesses and residents in the region.
Administrator Feinberg will first join Bennet, Gardner, Polis, and local Fort Collins leaders on a walking tour in downtown Fort Collins to see the train crossings and infrastructure the community has put in place to try and combat noise and delays caused by trains. Following the walking tour, Bennet, Gardner, Polis, and Administrator Feinberg will sit in on a roundtable discussion with representatives from Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Greeley, Commerce City, Louisville, Berthoud, and Windsor to receive feedback on how current rules are working.
Winter Park representative were invited but unable to attend.