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.