Aspinwall officials checking; but doubt train whistles can be silenced
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.
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fox Chapel Area senior sets sights on Germany
- New organization hopes to bring sense of community to Sharpsburg
- Longtime crossing guard leaves lasting impression on Fox Chapel students, parents
- Love of flying leads Aspinwall pilot to position with Boeing
- Webcam offers footage of Fox Chapel Area High School construction
- Cleaning up entire town discussed by Blawnox officials
- Sharpsburg gears up for Guyasuta Days, Aug. 4-9
- Female robotics team to bring science-related projects to Cooper-Siegle library in Fox Chapel