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Thank You Chris we appreciate this information especially me who lives very close to the tracks !

Tina Welch

Alderman Ward 1

City of Parkville Missouri



On Feb 24, 2020, at 1:29 PM, Chris Engel wrote:

?Marc - Mayor Sissom asked that I share some details about our Wayside Horn process.

CTC out of Ft. Worth, TX provided all the WH equipment and labor needed for the wayside horn system as well as the permits from KCPL. The CTC cost for all three of our locations was $216,250.

BNSF cost for additional equipment, labor and engineering differed for each location. One location required many extra relays, modules, event recorders and wire due to the track switching capabilities at that particular location as well as a new Bungalow - $137,768. The other two locations didn't need much other than new relays, modules, event recorders and wire. Those two locations cost $33,515 and $33,451.

Our BNSF contact was -

Kamalah Young

BNSF Projects Manager


I hope this helps. Let me know if you'd like to discuss further or have us provide your team a tour. Thanks.

Chris Engel

City of Merriam


-----Original Message-----

From: Marc Sportsman [ ]

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:05 PM

To: Mayor Sissom ; Chris Engel

Cc: Tina Welch ; Nan Johnston ; Joe Parente

Subject: Wayside Horns

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Dear Mayor Sissom,

We read with great interest that Merriam, KS installed a wayside horn warning system a few years ago and the result has been very positive for their residents. Now Lenexa is close to finalizing the installation of its wayside horns with great anticipation from its citizens and city leaders.

As you may know, Parkville, MO also has train tracks going through its downtown and we endure train horn warnings at three intersections during all hours of the day and night. As we look into the feasibility of incorporating wayside horns, I thought it would be a good idea to reach out to other city leaders who have gone down this path and ask for their input and advice. Of particular interest is what additional equipment and costs, above and beyond the wayside horns, were required as well as who would you suggest we contact at BNSF to begin the dialogue. Any other insights, advice and counsel would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Warm Regards,

Marc Sportsman

Parkville Alderman, Ward 4