A Quiet Zone is a section of rail line at least one-half mile in length that contains one or more consecutive public highway rail grade crossings where locomotive horns are not sounded upon the train’s approach, although train horns may be sounded for emergency situations at the conductor’s discretion. Quiet Zones are being established on both the Florida East Coast (FEC) and CSX tracks in Broward County.

The Broward MPO has been working with Brightline to establish a Quiet Zone on the FEC tracks. The MPO has also been working with CSX and Tri-Rail to establish a Quiet Zone on the CSX tracks. In Broward County, the City of Hollywood will be the lead agency on the Quiet Zone application, and will be joined by the seven other municipalities, as well as Broward County, and the Florida Department of Transportation. The Broward MPO has also been working with the Palm Beach TPA to establish a contiguous Quiet Zone in both counties.

Broward County will have one contiguous Quiet Zone along the Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad corridor. Within Broward County there are 65 at-grade crossings along the FEC corridor. These crossing are located in eight municipalities: Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beach.

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Quiet Zone SSM Locations 12 26 2018

Street

 City

Supplemental Safety Measure (SSM)

S.E.4TH ST.

Deerfield Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

S.W.15TH ST.

Deerfield Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

SR 834 SAMPLE RD

Pompano Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

N.E. 10TH ST.

Pompano Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

NW 31ST AVE

Pompano Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

S.W. 2ND ST.

Pompano Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

CYPRESS CREEK RD

Fort Lauderdale

Four Quadrant Gates

COMMERCIAL BLVD

Fort Lauderdale Four Quadrant Gates

N.E. 38TH ST.

Oakland Park

Four Quadrant Gates

N.E. 36TH ST.

Oakland Park

Four Quadrant Gates

OAKLAND PARK BLVD

Oakland Park

Four Quadrant Gates

NE 26TH ST

Wilton Manors

Four Quadrant Gates

N.E. 3RD AVE

Fort Lauderdale

Four Quadrant Gates

N.ANDREWS AVE

Fort Lauderdale

Four Quadrant Gates

N.W. 6TH ST.

Fort Lauderdale

Four Quadrant Gates

N.W. 4TH ST.

Fort Lauderdale

Four Quadrant Gates

S.W. 9TH ST.

Fort Lauderdale

60'+ Median

W. BEACH BLVD.

Dania Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

S.W. 2ND ST.

Dania Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

SHERIDAN ST.

Hollywood

Four Quadrant Gates

TAFT ST.

Hollywood

Four Quadrant Gates

FILMORE ST.

Hollywood

Four Quadrant Gates

HOLLYWOOD BLVD

Hollywood

Four Quadrant Gates

MONROE ST.*

(To be installed after quiet zone is active.)

Hollywood

Four Quadrant Gates

HALLANDALE BLVD

Hallandale Beach

Four Quadrant Gates

For More Information

Please contact Paul Calvaresi at calvaresip@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0037 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.