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Scottsbluff residents could finally be getting the peace and quiet they've waited for

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Quiet zones, in which trains cannot sound their horns has long been a hot topic in Scottsbluff.

Last year, hopes were brought up with the original June 4th establishment date for these zones. The date was then canceled however, as the federal government changed regulations just two months prior to the establishment date.

According to City Manager Rick Kuckkahn, the city has given notification to officials and is once again certified and ready to institute these quiet zones.

"We've gone out and notified everybody that the quiet zone is something that we're going to be implementing and now we're waiting. I guess the proof is in the pudding here," says Kuckkahn. "We haven't announced a date because we're wanting to make absolutely sure that we're not letting everyone know about this like we did on June 4th, all this confidence that we had back then. We want to make sure that it's going to be implemented, so we're not making any kind of formal announcements on the date, we don't know exactly at this point. And when we're certain it's a go, we'll announce the date."

Kuckkahn says their hopes are to have it quieted over the summer months.

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