A few years ago, there was talk about moving the train route out past the airport. What ever happened to that? And I thought there was going to be a “quiet zone” in North Lawrence so the trains wouldn’t blast their horns all night long. What happened to that initiative?
As far the train route goes, Public Works Director Chuck Soules said the issue was initiated by the railroad and not the city. There has been no discussion on this topic for several years.
The “quiet zone” in North Lawrence was in a proposal the city submitted to the Kansas Department of Transportation, and KDOT did not fund the proposal. The city does not have funding to proceed with the proposal, according city spokeswoman Megan Gilliland.