Muncie launches multi-million-dollar quiet zone effort

Published by The Star Press
Written by Keith Royson

Mayor Dennis Tyler is tying a rebuild of South Madison to the quiet zone project, which benefits new downtown hotel

Mayor Dennis Tyler is launching a multi-million-dollar project to implement a quiet zone in the core of the city and is tying it into a major rebuild of South Madison Street.

The quiet zone project – which would involve closing or upgrading downtown-area railroad crossings to eliminate the need for trains to sound their whistles – is a goal that’s proved elusive in the past. Previous mayors have attempted quiet zone agreements but failed.

Tyler told The Star Press on Wednesday – shortly after the city Board of Works and Public Safety approved a preliminary quiet zone engineering agreement …