Petition

98 signatures

Sign our petition to make our voices heard. 

- This is a continuation of what our dear friend Cassie started at change.org, but lets us have more tools to dialogue with you and keep you updated. So, if you haven't signed this petition, now is the time. If you have, please watch for our CALM updates soon.

- This is not a complaint about regular train noise. This is about a specific, sustained, high-pitched ring called "rail squeal" that occurs when trains take on a curve in the tracks. 

- The decibel level of the rail squeal in the Seaholm District has, at times, exceeded 100 decibels and into the levels considered traumatic to human hearing—and it's happening sometimes multiple times a day and multiple times a night. This is hurting our local businesses, deterring people from enjoying our outdoor spaces, and making it difficult for people to sleep.

- This disrupts public park areas (Seaholm greenspaces, Electric Drive, Pfluger Pedestrian bridge and portions of the Lady Bird Lake trail), the new Austin Public Library, restaurants (Boiler 9, True Food, Trader Joe's, Super Burrito, Whole Foods, Trifecta, Irene's), multiple small businesses (salons, boutiques, dentists, real estate businesses, attorneys, pet supply stores, medical offices), large companies (Umbel, Under Armour, Athena Health), and homes (Spring Condominium, Seaholm Residences, 360 Condominiums, The Independent, Austin Proper Hotel and Residences, Fifth & West, Northshore, The Bowie, Gables West Avenue, Gables Park Plaza, Gables Park Tower, Amli 300).

- We have rules in place that prevent trains from honking their horns in our neighborhood during sleeping hours, but rail squeal can be louder than train horns and can last longer -- up to several minutes. All including during sleeping hours. 

See Petition text below

photo credit Ron Zack flickr

We're asking for Union Pacific Railroad to dedicate the right resources to eliminate the rail squeal at the source. We'd like UPRR to work with our group to try different solutions and document progress to our community. 

See who else is signing:
Laina Howell
Preston Morris
Ashley Kargel
Balaji J
Cyrus Anderson
Armando Gallardo
Steve Good
Preston Stilovich
Gaurav Saxena
Tracy K. DiLeo
Jena Johnson
Jeremy Daw
Demi Dupre
Eve Hyatt
David Moore
Elizabeth Buongiorno
Ava Seal
Nicole Willis
Traci Clayton
Scott Allred
Anita Reingard Crase
Brooke Nelson
mike longoria
David Conner
Donald Horst
David Huber
Jean Hopkins
Adrian Kachmar
Ophelia Choice
Shelby Marquardt

Will you sign?

Reactions

  • Laina Howell
    signed 2019-10-07 10:55:58 -0500
  • Preston Morris
    signed 2019-09-25 23:01:14 -0500
  • Ashley Kargel
    signed 2019-09-25 22:46:31 -0500
  • Balaji J
    signed 2019-09-21 22:44:56 -0500
  • Cyrus Anderson
    signed 2019-06-19 14:53:41 -0500
    Please make it stop!! I just moved into the Independent and face west and this is a terrible sound!
  • Armando Gallardo
    signed via 2019-06-13 08:11:06 -0500
  • Steve Good
    signed 2019-06-09 05:50:03 -0500
  • Preston Stilovich
    signed 2019-05-28 14:53:08 -0500
  • Gaurav Saxena
    signed 2019-05-14 22:19:02 -0500
  • Tracy K. DiLeo
    signed 2019-04-23 17:59:37 -0500
  • Jena Johnson
    signed 2019-04-22 16:23:29 -0500
  • Jeremy Daw
    signed 2019-04-22 16:06:26 -0500
    It’s so ghetto.
  • Demi Dupre
    signed 2019-04-22 15:25:41 -0500
  • Eve Hyatt
    signed 2019-04-22 12:15:31 -0500
    Just moved in to gables park tower.

    Do not plan to renew lease due to train scream.
  • David Moore
    signed 2019-04-22 12:01:40 -0500
  • Elizabeth Buongiorno
    signed 2019-04-22 08:44:49 -0500
    We have tolerated this for 10 years—ever since we moved downtown. Relief please!
  • Ava Seal
    signed 2019-04-21 18:57:08 -0500
  • Nicole Willis
    signed 2019-04-21 17:27:44 -0500
  • Traci Clayton
    signed 2019-04-21 17:23:57 -0500
    Traci Clayton
  • Scott Allred
    signed 2019-04-21 17:04:48 -0500
  • Anita Reingard Crase
    signed 2019-04-21 16:37:37 -0500
  • Brooke Nelson
    signed 2019-03-03 08:02:35 -0600
  • mike longoria
    signed 2018-12-19 19:24:11 -0600
  • David Conner
    signed 2018-12-19 11:56:47 -0600
    Thanks to all for taking some action on this. I like train whistles… but I hate the train squeal.
  • Donald Horst
    signed 2018-11-27 22:48:43 -0600
  • David Huber
    signed 2018-11-27 17:31:04 -0600
  • Jean Hopkins
    signed 2018-11-27 13:50:05 -0600
  • Adrian Kachmar
    signed 2018-11-27 11:46:26 -0600
  • Ophelia Choice
    signed 2018-11-27 11:38:26 -0600
  • Shelby Marquardt
    signed 2018-11-24 08:35:54 -0600