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Who is Responsible for Establishing a Quiet Zone?
Per the FRA Rule, a Quiet Zone may be established by the Public Authority responsible for traffic control or law enforcement at the public highway-rail grade crossing. The Town of Atherton is the Public Authority for the Fair Oaks Lane and Watkins Avenue rail grade crossings.

Quiet Zone

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1. What is a Quiet Zone?
2. Why Do Trains Sound Their Horns?
3. Who is Responsible for Establishing a Quiet Zone?
4. When was the Atherton Fair Oaks Quiet Zone Established?
5. Is the Atherton Caltrain Station Part of the Quiet Zone?
6. Is the Sounding of Train Horns Now Prohibited Through the Town of Atherton?
7. Are Quiet Zones Safe?
8. Did the Town Assume Any Potential Liability by Establishing the Atherton Fair Oaks Quiet Zone?
9. Can the Town Create a Quiet Zone at the Watkins Railroad Crossing?
10. How Can I Report Violations of the Quiet Zone?
11. Where Can I Learn More About How Quiet Zones are Established?