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Aspinwall officials checking; but doubt train whistles can be silenced

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The railroad crossing off of Freeport Road in Aspinwall.

By Tom McGee

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Aspinwall officials have offered to look into whether anything can be done about train whistles that disturb some residents but doubt anything can be done.

Resident Greg Manifesto asked officials last week if a quiet zone can be put in place for trains that blow their whistle while traveling through the borough.

“I've certainly noticed it even in the wintertime with the windows closed,” Manifesto said.

Councilman Joe Noro said they were told during fire training that train operators are required to sound their whistle at a crossing.

Council President Mark Ellermeyer said with increased traffic in the area, it would nice to find an alternative to having trains blow the whistle for safety.


Students from Carnegie Mellon University will assist the borough in promoting its business district.

The borough will participate in the university's Sustainable Community Development Program.

Students will tour the borough with officials to begin their semester of work in Aspinwall.

Next meeting

The next Aspinwall Council meeting is scheduled for March 6 at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the borough building at 217 Commercial Ave.



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