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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 03:10 pm:   

There are train tracks located West of Legacy & Lebanon, where the train do not intersect any streets thanks to bridges. Therefore the train operator should not blow their horn in warning. However, the train has been consistently blowing their horn and sometimes in excess, between 2:00 am and 4-5:00 am.

Is this in violation of a noise ordinance? Who might I report this to?

Sleepless in Frisco

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Friday, November 08, 2002 - 02:01 pm:   

We have met with members of the BNSF railorad in the past regarding the blowing of whistles. We cannot control the railroad's activities, other than citing them when they block the intersection too long, which doesn't really help when you're stuck in the traffic jam.
Federal guidelines stipulate when and where they blow whistles. We can pass your concern onto the BNSF Management or if you would like to call them yourself, the toll free number is 1.800.932.5452.

For what it's worth, I live within earshot of the railroad tracks and don't even hear it anymore. I guess I just grew accustomed to it.

Feel free to email me or call if you would like to discuss it further.

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