I think anyone who lives in the Goodman Center area will tell you that there is a louder/softer capability. The aforementioned polite engineer gives long toots of about a second at a low volume. The others go up to 5 seconds with the volume steadily increasing.
lukpac wrote: record it and complain
My whole point here is that the complaints have been the cause of the increasingly louder horns. They are
"just doing their job", in that they use the correct and allowable sequence, but they can do that in a normal and polite manner, like they always used to, or they can be fucking obnoxious because they're sick of all the whiners in Madison complaining about them just doing their jobs.
It's human nature. What if you had a big ugly camper parked in your driveway all the time and someone buys the house next door and proceeds to repeatedly complain about how they don't like looking at it and think you should find somewhere else to store it? It's perfectly within your rights to have the camper there and it was there when they looked at their house. Would you feel the need to remove it? Or would you wish that you could make it even bigger and uglier?