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.

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