The City of Monroe is considering requiring trains to refrain from sounding their horns while passing through town.

Establishing a quiet zone would require increased safety measures at railroad crossings, which may restrict traffic movements, according to the city. Those would be on top of the flashing lights and gates already in place.

Installing more guides and curbs has already been investigated, according to the city. Left turns into or out of the Denny’s parking lot and the entrance into the Rite Aid parking lot would be permanently closed off at the North Kelsey Street crossing, if additions are made.

The Monroe City Council will discuss the options further at a later meeting. If the public wishes to make any comments regarding the establishment of a quiet zone, they can contact the city at