The people who want “railroad quiet zones” chose to live next to or near the railroad. They now have a problem with the sound of the train whistles.
I believe this is a personal problem, not a community problem; I and most of the residents of the city of Bellingham derive no benefit from “railroad quiet zones.”
If this small group of residents want “railroad quiet zones,” they should pay the cost of solving this personal problem.
I object to the city government considering diverting tax money collected for the sake of the WTA, which is theoretically of community interest and spending that money for a private problem.