Quiet zones are a great idea. They help the railroad become a better neighbor while improving crossing safety. The problem is they are kind of expensive so when homeowners want to implement one many municipalities require them to pay up. For example the crossing 1/4 of a mile east of this location (Chelsea Ave.) Vancouver is requiring the neighbors to come up with they’re fair share for. Organizing neighbors is of course no small task so the result is progress is slow. In the mean time the neighbors around Winter Rd. crossing get to enjoy the quiet.
On the good news front my 7D is repaired and back home. It felt good to pick it up have the great features at my fingertips. I’m anxious to get out and use it again.