Orland Park hopes to quiet trains

Orland Park hopes to quiet trains

There are 9 comments on the www.southtownstar.com story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Orland Park hopes to quiet trains. In it, www.southtownstar.com reports that:

Orland Park officials are on a mission to quiet train horns in the village. The village's public works and engineering committee this week approved a $30,000 contract with Robinson Engineering to conduct a ...

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“what the @#$%”

Since: Nov 08

orland park

#1 Feb 20, 2009
there goes are tax dollars hard at work!lets make it quiet for the people who bought houses next to the tracks,come on already whats next?can we stop the sun from shining through my windows at 6:30?i thought the village was short on cash?the want a study they can give me 30 bucks and i can stand by the tracks and say "yep it loud"if you want peace and quiet you have to move alittle farther south!or buy some ear plugs

Since: Feb 09


#2 Feb 20, 2009
Steve in the spirit of overspending government..
I'll stand out there for $40.
It will still be loud.

But then the first clown who drives around the gates and gets his idiot melon crushed by a diesel loc. going 40mph will sue.

Attorney- Judge my client didn't hear a whistle!
Judge- Sir-why did you drive around the gates?
driver-.......can't speak since his idiot melon got crushed driving around a traffic gate!

“Judy Orr-Homer Glen/Orland Pk”

Since: Oct 08

Homer Glen/Orland Park

#3 Feb 20, 2009
LOL! I showed a beautiful house that was right behind the train tracks in Orland and for the life of me, I don't understand why buyers invest in these "challenged located" homes.

Problem is, they most likely got a deal when they bought it because of the location but they don't want to give that deal when they're ready to sell.

Orland Park, IL

#5 May 27, 2009
many people who bought these homes were not aware of the trains whistle when they bought these homes. most neighborhoods are quiet zones and buyers were not made aware of this problem by their honest realtors either. i think the village made a great decision. our money has been used for alot worse things and people like you justified it. its so unfortunate that people only think of themselves . so quit being cheap and feel with your neighbors.
a few rules

Orland Park, IL

#6 May 28, 2009
If you don't like loud noises don't by a house or live near 1)railroad tracks, 2)an airport, 3) a busy fire station. If you buy/live near these don't complain. I used to live by Orland firehouse 1 on 151st and it was noisy. So I moved. Pretty simple stuff.
Thank you for your time

Indianapolis, IN

#7 May 28, 2009
I live about half a mile from railroad tracks and except for the oddly calm days I don't even hear the trains. I've learned to block them out. The idiots that buy a house next to the tracks are stupid if they think they're not going to hear the train. Forcing the city to make the trains quieter is a waste of tax payer dollars in this economy. If you don't want to hear the train you shouldn't have bought the house in the first place.

Homewood, IL

#8 May 29, 2009
Don't waste $30,000 on Robinson engineering study. Just do what they did in Beverly community of Chicago. They had their state rep, Kevin Joyce pass "Quiet Zone Legislation." It work out well, the engineer does not blow the horn @ railroad crossings.

Homewood, IL

#9 May 29, 2009
We LOVE living in Orland Park.

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 7, 2010
Some of you guys have to be reasonable. If you purchased a home because you decided you could deal with a train whistle at 6:00pm, only to move in and realize that the 4am is right on time every morning and announcing its arrival to the close to 0 drivers that are on the road at that time, you'd be a little irked and would want to strike a compromise. All the train stops i've been to have blinking lights, a bell, and bars that come down to block you from driving through. If those three signals can't alert someone to a train coming, then keeping all the neighbors up every day isn't going to help either. There are plenty of stops on the metra where because of residential zoning the trains can't blow their horn (unless they absolutely need to), and these stops are no more likely to hit someone. Most people who get hit by trains are not deaf and blind; they are depressed and committing suicide

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