A railroad company is rejecting Cincinnati's request to reduce train horn noise in the city's Hartwell neighborhood and other nearby communities.
CSX Transportation said in a June letter to the city's transportation and engineering department it will not approve the use of wayside horns along it tracks running through Hartwell. It would have also benefited Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn and Glendale.
Cincinnati's proposed budget cuts funding for a program that guides revitalization and growth activities in some of the city's neighborhood business districts.
The all-volunteer group has received about $1 to $3 million a year from the city for many years. But the currently proposed spending plan cuts a large chunk of city capital money for Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United.