Why doesn’t the Elk River just build quiet zones like other Cities (Ramsey, Coon Rapids, Fridley) have?
The number of crossings and the geometry of the streets at the crossings in Elk River would require extra measures and higher costs to build a full quiet zone in the city. Estimated costs of this option would be $5 to $5.5 million.

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1. Why can’t the City just designate the crossing as “Quiet Zones” and have the trains not sound their horns?
2. Why doesn’t the Elk River just build quiet zones like other Cities (Ramsey, Coon Rapids, Fridley) have?
3. Why are the trains sounding their horn after the quiet zone/wayside horns have been installed?
4. How does the engineer in the train know to not sound his horn?
5. What happens if the power is out or the wayside horns are damaged?