About

CALM makes downtown Austin more livable. Initial objective: eliminate the rail squeal in the Seaholm District by working with Union Pacific Railroad. 

Here is a short history on our first mission:

Members of our group were working on this issue for years, and formed CALM in the Summer of 2018. 

  • Squeal from trains on Union Pacific Railroad curve has appeared to exceed 100 dB(A)
  • Many complaints to the city have resulted
  • A petition has been signed by more than 800 people
  • The railroad is more than 140 years old
  • Our area urbanized relatively recently (in the last 10 years)
  • Now there are more than 1,800 residences within 500’
  • We now are consulting with technical experts and Union Pacific to identify the best solution

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