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.
Who controls railroad crossings?
West Palm Beach 32
Palm Beach County 18
Florida Dept. of Transportation 13
Lake Worth 9
Delray Beach 9
Boca Raton 8
Boynton Beach 7
Fla. East Coast Railway 7
Palm Beach Gardens 3
Riviera Beach 1
Palm Beach Newspapers 1
Florida Public Utilities 1
Source: Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council