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Updated Jan 28, 2013 - 10:45 am

Kingman eyes railroad ‘quiet zone’ for city

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A Kingman city councilman said taking steps to reduce
noise from blaring horns of Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains passing
through the Mohave County community remains a topic of significant interest to
city officials.

Councilman Mark Wimpee said creating a so-called “quiet zone” to buffer train
noise is on the city’s wish list, but that the least expensive option would cost
taxpayers more than $350,000.

Wimpee said the city would bear all costs for changing crossings, installing
concrete dividers and other work unless local businesses chip in.

The Kingman Daily Miner said some businesses have said
they are willing to contribute.

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