SD State Railroad Board heard input on “quiet zones” at city crossings

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota State Railroad Board heard public input at their meeting last week on possibly setting up railroad quiet zones at city crossings.

Transportation Department Secretary Joel Jundt says the board could decide to use federal funds.

Jundt says there would be some amount of federal funding available.

Jundt says the quiet zone discussion started with some downtown crossings in Sioux Falls.

A rail quiet zone involves automatic crossing arms along with some changes to the street that allows trains to pass through without sounding their horns.