Montgomery, Ala. to hear fewer train whistles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - After numerous complaints about the many
train whistles heard daily in downtown Montgmery, city officials
have found a way to reduce the problem.

Dozens of trains roll through downtown Montgomery each day.
Complaints started to surface not long after the Renaissance
Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center opened its doors in

Mickey McInnish, an attorney on staff with the city of
Montgomery, has spent the last four months negotiating with the CSX
in an effort to make things quieter.

CSX has agreed to have its engineers stop blowing the train
whistles at the Coosa Street crossing, which connects to the
amphitheater on the riverfront.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by wonder Location: dothan on Jan 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    I guess if someone fails to STOP LOOK AND LISTEN like they should and get hit, then they can sue the city of Montgomery instead of CSX, RIGHT? The railroad was their before the ritzy hotel maybe they should have thought about this beforehand. Just wondering,?? money before safety, that figures.
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