Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on Park Road and 16th and am concerned about noise pollution from city sirens:  Park Road is an emergency route but the westbound green light at 16th is really short.  Daily there’s an ambulance or fire truck wailing for 90+ seconds directly outside my windows.  Drivers are too scared to cross the red on 16th and get out of the way, the cities emergency responders are grossly delayed, church services are interrupted, and I’m considering moving because I don’t think I can raise a baby in this apartment.
It seems like an acoustic traffic signal preemptor at 16th and Park would fix the problem.  Do you know if there’s anything I can do as a citizen to help get this done?”

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