A meeting took place Thursday afternoon in Pascagoula to try and do something about train noise. The Pascagoula City Council discussed the idea of creating a silent zone in the city, where trains traveling through Pascagoula will not blow their horns, but before the city can go horn free, it first must make several improvements to the rail road crossings. The improvements are expected to cost anywhere from $750,000 to $1.5 million.
The point of the improvements is to give pedestrians and motorists an adequate warning time of an approaching train without the use of the train’s horn. Many local businesses and residents are very much in favor of this measure. Many who News 25 spoke with Thursday say it would greatly improve their quality of life.