Neighbors speak out about train noise
Some Texarkana, Arkansas residents are raising concerns over loud train whistles disrupting their neighborhood.
Union Pacific railroad officials say there are about 30 trains that travel alongside Highway 67 on a daily basis.
Nine streets intersect with the railroad tracks, causing trains to sound a whistle to warn vehicles.
City officials say the whistle normally blows 15 seconds at each crossing.
"I counted one train the blew over 100 times, from the railyard to the airport," said Wayne Gruschow, Granada Apartment owner.
Public Works Director Paul Hackleman says solutions include, permanently closing the crossings, using a silent crossing, or installing a wayward horn.
A public hearing about the train noise issue will be held at City Hall on Monday night at 6:30 in the Board of Directors regular meeting.
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