Advertise in Print | Subscriptions
Published November 21, 2013, 12:00 AM


Enhanced safety measures at railroad crossings like this one at the Eighth Street Corridor on Hammond Avenue allow the city to maintain quiet zones on the rail corridor under rules established by the Federal Railroad Administration. The traffic signals here work in conjunction with the railroad crossing arms to ensure traffic is clear of the intersection when a train passes. However, the cost of enhancing safety at 62 other crossings in Superior, estimated at more than $11 million, is too costly and train horns continue to blow as required by the FRA. (Jed Carlson/

Read the article: Cost too high for quiet