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Bingen Continues To Seek Quiet Zone Designation

Bingen is continuing its effort to gain designation as a railroad quiet zone, under which trains would not have to blow their horns at every at-grade crossing.  Mayor Betty Barnes is hoping that when the new Bingen Point underpass currently in the planning stages is constructed, they can be in a better position to seek the quiet zone.  Bingen currently has two at-grade crossings, but Barnes says they hope to make one into a truck route when the underpass is constructed.  The City is currently collecting support through its website, bingenwashington.org.