Bingen Mayor Betty J. Barnes has organized a committee of Bingen business owners and residents to help the City of Bingen become a “Quiet Zone” with the Federal Railroad Administration.

What Would a Quiet Zone Mean for Bingen?

A Quiet Zone would mean that railroad crossings in Bingen would have new safety equipment installed so that the trains passing through would no longer be required to blow their horns.


How Can I Help?

The City of Bingen is encouraging residents and business owners affected by the train horns to write letters of support to be included with the City’s application for a Quiet Zone. If you would like to add your voice to the application, you can do so in the following ways:


  1. Compose your own letter supporting a Quiet Zone in Bingen, or click here to use the pre-written version

    • Mail your letter to the City of Bingen, P.O. Box 607, Bingen WA 98605

    • Submit your letter in person at City Hall, 112 N Ash St. in Bingen

    • Leave your letter in the drop box located at City Hall to the right of the entry steps

  2. Sign a Pre-Written letter of support that is available at Bingen City Hall

  3. Click here to write and submit an electronic letter of support.                                                                        ​​​


What to Expect

After the City of Bingen submits an application with letters of support, the Federal Railroad Administration will do an analysis of railroad crossings in Bingen and determine what types of safety measures must be installed to meet Quiet Zone safety requirements. 

For more information, please call Bingen City Hall at (509) 493-2122.


The City of Bingen Quiet Zone Committee thanks you for your support and participation!