Quiet Zones Now in Effect in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton

City of Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, surrounded by (L-R) Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams, Boca Raton CRA Chair Andrea Levine O’Rouke, Boca Raton Council Member Monica Mayottte, and Brightline representative Ali Soule. Both Mayor Singer and Commissioner Abrams also serve as members of the TPA Governing Board.

Quiet Zones are now in effect along more sections of the FEC rail corridor, meaning both passenger and freight trains do not routinely blow horns. While the elimination of train horns except in emergencies will improve quality of life for surrounding communities, it is critical for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stay out of the rail corridor at all times except at designated crossings when gates are in the open position. 

The Palm Beach TPA provided funding for the supplemental safety measures (SSMs) required for Quiet Zone eligibility at the option of each local jurisdiction.