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Tired of train horns, Menlo Park and Palo Alto advance plans for 'quiet zone'

Original post made on Apr 27, 2023

Palo Alto and Menlo Park have joined forces to combat a common foe: blaring train horns. But an analysis shows that one of these two cities will have a far quicker and cheaper journey than the other should it choose to go that route.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Apr 27, 2023 at 1:52 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

This is a perfect example of a public project that would provide disproportionate benefits to residents depending on their proximity to the train tracks. The train noise distribution pattern is also well defined.

The simple and equitable answer is to create a Train Noise Abatement Assessment District comprised of all the properties within a certain decibel level of the train tracks and have all of those properties pay the full cost of the proposed noise abatement.

I would be in that assessment district - as would the city itself and the Stanford properties. - all of which should help pay the full cost.

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