Polis Statement on FRA Administrator Sarah Feinberg visit to Discuss Train Noise
Northern Colorado, June 17, 2016: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after meeting with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg to discuss train horn noise. Polis joined Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and community leaders in Fort Collins and Loveland to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need to establish quiet zones.
“Fort Collins, Loveland, and all of Northern Colorado are known as wonderful areas to reside and raise a family, but the train horns are a nuisance - nearly everyone agrees. I'm relieved that the Federal Railroad Administration is finally willing to hear directly from the community about the unbearable noise. While listening is a necessary first step, I commit to fighting until the Federal Railroad Administration takes action and removes unreasonable barriers to Quiet Zones,” Rep. Polis said.
For more information on Rep. Polis’s efforts to resolve train horn noise in Northern Colorado, click here.
Colorado residents not able to attend today’s meeting have until July 5 to submit comments on the new proposed train horn rules.