The Committee for a Quiet Zone in Voorheesville started in the summer of 2012 as a citizens’ effort to do something about train horn noise. During the summer of 2012, the Committee collected over 350 signatures on a petition requesting that the Village Board of Trustees take the necessary steps to establish a quiet zone. Members have written letters to the Altamont Enterprise (see this website's "Letters" page) and regularly attend Village Board and Board Workshop meetings.
At the January Village Board workshop last week, Rich Straut, the Village’s liaison with CSX, reported that CSX told him that it was willing to provide some kind of assessment for a four-quad gate system, including cost estimates, for the $27,000 the Village has on hand for that purpose. Mr. Straut, who recently returned from vacation, said that he would be contacting CSX, to get more specifics on the deliverables.