Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #186
ORDER ADOPTED
Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with appropriate staff from the City, MassDOT, the Federal Railroad Administration, the MBTA and any other organization with jurisdiction over the Sherman Street train crossing and related train traffic with the goal of implementing whatever street and intersection changes are necessary to get this area re-designated a “quiet zone.”

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, CKSponsors:Councillor Craig A. Kelley, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The Sherman Street train crossing was recently removed from its previous “quiet zone” status; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This new status requires trains to blow their whistles as they approach the crossing regardless of the time of day and this new whistle noise is extremely disturbing to area residents; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Federal regulations require certain street improvements be made to enable an intersection to become a “quiet zone;” now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with appropriate staff from the City, MassDOT, the Federal Railroad Administration, the MBTA and any other organization with jurisdiction over this intersection and related train traffic with the goal of implementing whatever street and intersection changes are necessary to get this area re-designated a “quiet zone” and then to work towards having the “quiet zone” reinstalled here; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this issue.

 

Meeting History

Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED