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Work starting on Sunol Quiet Zone

Original post made on Oct 9, 2017

County and regional transit officials are gearing up for the start of construction this month on rail crossing improvements needed to implement the planned Sunol Quiet Zone.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 9, 2017, 2:01 PM

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Posted by woggut
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Why don't we have quite zones for Santa Rita and St Mary's crossings?

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Posted by no name chosen
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 10, 2017 at 8:39 am

no name chosen is a registered user.

I love to hear the trains! Were the tracks there when you bought your home? Do you move next to an airport and then complain that planes make noise? It's not as if your neighbor suddenly started a day care and you now get to listen to screaming kids all day long. The trains have been there far longer than most of this town.

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Posted by deaf
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

yup, that's true and so has pollution

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Posted by lets_spend_more
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm

The county must have deep pockets. I wonder what the liability insurance is for doing this? Just wait until the first accident where the victim says "I never heard the train".

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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The county deep pockets are the Alameda County property owners.
Nate Miley and the rest of the county board sit on the board to tax and spend.

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Posted by truewest
a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

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Aren't the crossings at these locations already "at-grade", and don't they already have gates and other safety-oriented features? The article would be more informative if it identified what measures are actually going to be taken (and paid for by County taxpayers)that will improve safety at these crossings, or are at least intended to do so.

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