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West Palm Beach: State should pay for rail ‘quiet zones’

By Eliot Kleinberg - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer



The city is expected to call on the state for nearly $5 million to create “quiet zones” at its 39 railroad crossings, in response to a planned boost in train service. Other cities already have said they will take up the fight as well.

City commissioners will vote at Tuesday’s meeting to ask Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Transportation to cover the cost of upgrading Florida East Coast Railway crossings to cut down on the increased noise expected when All Aboard Florida’s passenger rail service starts, as early as 2016.

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Staff writer Emily Roach contributed to this story.


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