Quiet Zones Postcard - English (PDF)
Quiet Zones Postcard - Spanish (PDF)
A quiet zone is sections of a railroad corridor where train crews do not routinely sound the horn at railroad crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) provides the requirements necessary to establish Quiet Zones. The railroad segments will qualify for Quiet Zone designation if crossing safety improvements are implemented, such as crossing closures, one-way conversions, quad gates, medians & signs and pavement markings. Once the construction is completed, the FRA has the ability to approve/disapprove the implementation of the Quiet Zone. The Quiet Zone process, from initiation to establishment, can take 12 to 24 months.
Quiet Zone Establishment Process
Established Quiet Zones