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Published November 18, 2010, 08:44 AM

Jamestown gets federal OK for train 'quiet zone'

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jamestown has received federal permission to set up a "quiet zone" free of train horns.

City voters approved the move in May 2009, but the Federal Railroad Administration has to give final approval for such projects.

A quiet zone involves changes at rail crossings to better protect motorists and pedestrians. Once it's established, trains will no longer have to sound their horns at five crossings in Jamestown.

City Administrator Jeff Fuchs (fooks) tells The Jamestown Sun that construction is to begin in the spring.