Northeast Miami Quiet Zone

Northeast Miami Quiet Zone

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William Harris started this petition to CITY OF MIAMI COMMISSION and

The Florida East Coast track is part of the history of Miami and people who live in the neighborhood are accustomed to the blasts of the horns of passing trains. Train engineers are required by federal regulation to blow the horn four times to alert traffic of their approach at numerous crossings between Aventura to Downtown Miami.

In recent years, the number of trains coming through the neighborhood has dramatically increased, partly due to the Port of Miami expansion and the new Brightline passenger service. And the trains are getting longer and louder. Some trains can be as long as a mile and require a larger locomotive to pull them. The larger locomotives have a bass note in their whistle so, though they may stay within the decibel level required by federal regulations, they sound louder.

​The noise pollution from the train whistles interrupts sleep and affects home values.

There is a solution — a quiet zone.

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