The Town of Windsor secured a $2.7 million grant Friday to establish quiet zones in two of its residential neighborhoods.
Train horn noise has been a huge problem in Windsor, and the grant-funded project will reduce train noise and improve public safety. It includes the construction of new safety measures at 10 public crossings. The grant will be funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program.
U.S. Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., were pleased to hear of the news. Both senators fought to make Federal Railroad Administration rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome.
The TIGER Discretionary Grant Program allows the Transportation Department to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that have a significant impact on the nation, regions or metropolitan areas.