In addition to changing risk, the incorporation of a pedestrian crossing and its planned extension across the SPRINTER tracks to the mainline platform at the south end of the NCTD Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) and the installation of a traffic signal at the Mission/Myers intersection have been added to the improvements to increase the effectiveness of the proposed quiet zone.
The City continues to work with these agencies toward an efficient, long lasting Quiet Zone, while also improving pedestrian and vehicle safety at five Oceanside crossings. At its October 7, 2020 meeting, the Council approved further funding to accommodate NCTD changes within the railroad right-of-way, minimize the sounding of horns, add a walkway to Mission Avenue and install the Mission/Myers traffic signal. This work is expected to be complete in the next several months. The Quiet Zone is anticipated to be established early 2021, but final approval is subject to the discretion of the Federal Railroad Administration. Future updates and further information is updated on the Project webpage.