Monday, October 01, 2012

CTC Inc. to install Wyoming wayside horns

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Fort Worth, Tex.-based CTC, Inc. says it will install Wyoming's first wayside horn systems at nine grade crossings in Newcastle and Torrington, Wyo. The project was awarded by Wyoming's Department of Transportation.

Newcastle and Torrington were identified as priority communities in a 2009 quiet-zone diagnostic review of 84 at-grade public crossings in Wyoming. That study used a ranking formula by community or rail corridor to recommend implementation of quiet zones in Wyoming communities.

Factors considered in the ranking were the number of trains on a given rail right-of-way, number of public grade crossings along that rail corridor and within the community, and the community's population, CTC said.

"We are honored to work with the Wyoming DOT and these communities to implement wayside horn technology," said Danny Fregia, director, Railroad Technology Applications, for CTC. "Mitigating locomotive horn noise will improve quality of life for residents while maintaining safety at the crossings."