Tequesta Holds Off On Applying For Quiet Zone At Brightline Tracks

Tequesta FEC Tracks

Photo: CBS 12

The horns will continue blowing through one northern Palm Beach County community.

Tequesta village leaders were considering establishing a Quiet Zone at the FEC tracks that run through the municipality.

"We have received some complaints from residents about the increased noise. We do understand the frustrations with the increased sounding of the horns but they are also a safety feature."

Mayor Molly Young tells CBS 12 News that the Village Council voted Monday night to hold off on submitting an application with the Federal Railroad Administration. That's despite the fact that they've installed additional gates and safety signs at the intersection of Tequesta Drive and Old Dixie Highway.

Council members are concerned that seasonal residents need time to get adjusted to the higher speeds of Brightline trains that are now running through the area more than 30 times per day.

Resident Jonathan Dale doesn't get it.

"I know what train tracks are. I know when the gates are down, the lights are flashing, what that means. I don't see what there is to get used to it."

The Council plans to revisit the issue in the spring.

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