In October of 2013 I made news by urging the Village Board to take the steps necessary to silence Train Horns in Montgomery – at least during the night when nearby residents need their sleep.
The first step in the process was for the Village Board to fund a Quiet Zone study. I argued that curtailing the train horn noise could help make the village’s downtown area more attractive to future residential and business development as envisioned in a transit plan for the downtown previously adopted by the board.
As reported in the Ledger Sentinel newspaper: “If we look at this in a bigger picture it may be one of the baby steps that we take toward really revitalizing downtown as a place to invest residential dollars,” Bond said.
That study was eventually funded and completed and it determined that Montgomery was indeed eligible to establish a No Train Horn zone. We are moving closer to the day when residents living even within miles of the downtown train tracks can look forward to a peaceful evening’s sleep.