Council to Discuss Railroad Quiet Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — City councilors are discussing train horns and a long-running effort to create railroad “quiet zones” throughout the city. Federal laws require trains to blow their horns at intersections. But if the city can reduce the risk of crossing accidents by using crossing gates or other measures, train engineers won’t have to blow … Continue reading »

Railroad Crossing Being Upgraded

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Work started Monday to improve a railroad crossing in Springfield, resulting in a few street closures. Union Pacific Railroad is upgrading the crossing on 42nd Street at the entrance to International Paper. As a result, crews shut down part of South 32nd Street Monday, and 42nd will be shut down Tuesday. “The … Continue reading »