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Federal Railroad Administration Announces Public Hearings On Use of Locomotive Train Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

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Federal Railroad Administration Announces Public Hearings On Use of Locomotive Train Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

Federal Railroad Administration
February 17, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 17, 2000
Contact: Pamela Barry
Telephone: 202-493-6024
FRA 02-00

Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene M. Molitoris today announced details concerning hearings to be held in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Oregon on a proposed rulemaking and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the use of locomotive train horns at highway-rail grade crossings.

These hearings will give the public an opportunity to provide oral presentations on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) train horn notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and DEIS. The information was in the Feb. 15, 2000, Federal Register.

Listed below are five scheduled public hearings.

Monday, March 6, 2000 Federal Aviation Administration Auditorium, Third Floor
Federal Office Building 10A
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, March 15, 2000 Doubletree Hotel
Catalina II Room
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, Calif. Washington, D.C.
Friday, March 17, 2000 City Council Chambers
Pendleton City Hall
500 Southwest Dorian Avenue
Pendleton, Ore.
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 Doubletree Oceanfront Hotel
440 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Monday, April 3, 2000 National Park Service Visitor Center -- Auditorium
2 New Liberty Street
Salem, Mass.

All hearings will begin at 9 a.m. local time. FRA officials stressed that persons wishing to provide oral testimony at the public hearings should notify FRA's docket clerk at the following mailing address or e-mail address at least three working days before the hearing: Docket Clerk, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration MS-10, 1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. The e-mail address for the FRA docket clerk only is renee.bridgers@fra.dot.gov

Dates for public hearings in Berea, Ohio; South Bend, Ind.; and Chicago will be announced later.

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