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Tupelo hopes to silence train horns

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TUPELO, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton wants his city free of train horns.

He now says silencing them with a citywide "quiet zone" may take more time and money than he originally thought.

Quiet zones can be established if additional safety improvements are put in place at railroad crossings. With such quiet zones, trains can blow their horns only in emergencies.

Quiet zones also require approval from the Federal Railroad Administration and the railroad itself. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway operates on the tracks through Tupelo in northeast Mississippi.

A discussion of quiet zones has appeared on the city council agenda since May 7 but no action has been taken.

A number of cities across the country have quiet zones.

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