The public is invited to a meeting Thursday, April 21 on a potential railroad quiet zone for the BNSF Railway in southwest Lincoln. The Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) is hosting the meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Roper Elementary School Gym, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
The RTSD is working with its consultant, Olsson Associates, to evaluate the feasibility of a locomotive horn quiet zone for the BNSF rail corridor that crosses the Salt Creek Levee Trail and seven streets - "F," West "A," South Folsom, the South Street/South Folsom Bypass, West Van Dorn, West Calvert and South Coddington Avenue.
Representatives from the RTSD and Olsson will be available at the meeting to discuss the purpose and function of quiet zones and present concept plans for potential safety improvements at the eight crossings. No formal presentation is planned.
For more information about the meeting, contact Justin Petersen, Olsson Associates Project Manager, at 402-458-5958. For more information about the project, contact Petersen or Roger Figard, RTSD Executive Director, at 402-441-7711. More information about the RTSD is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: RTSD).