Elkhart explores quiet zones for train crossings

Trains rolling through Elkhart crossings are required to sound their horns, but Mayor Tim Neese’s administration is now looking into improving safety at the city’s remaining crossings and implementing a quiet zone. 

ELKHART — As the City of Elkhart looks to create a quiet zone, disallowing trains to use their horns at local crossings, the soundtrack of Elkhart could change.

With an estimated 100 trains passing through Elkhart every day, according to the Mayor’s Office, residents are no strangers to the sound of the trains. In June, enough was enough for Michael Wilson, a Huron Street resident, who took his complaints to the City Council.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.