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Why do horns still blow in 'quiet zones'? RTD invites residents to open house

The Regional Transportation District is hosting community meetings to address residents' questions about the zones and why horns still blow.

DENVER — Residents are invited to sit with Regional Transportation District (RTD) officials to learn more about so-called "quiet zones" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Central Park Recreation Center in Denver.

The meeting is one several events hosted by RTD and Denver Transit Partners (DTP) to provide information on the so-called "quiet zones" along the University of Colorado A Line and the G Line.

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The A Line is the train that runs from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport. The G Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge officially opened in April.

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Quiet zones are areas along a route where train operators don't have to sound their train horns at crossings on a routine basis.

Train operators can still use horns at their discretion, and they do so under circumstances that require additional safety precautions and per federal regulations. 

This means that train horns still sound within designated quiet zones for a variety of reasons, something residents can learn more about at the meetings.

Representatives from Denver Transit Partners will also be there to answer questions.

The Central Park Recreation Center is located at 9651 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Denver.

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