Springfield Looks To Close Streets To Quiet Trains 

(Springfield, IL)  —  Springfield’s quest to quiet trains rolling through the city’s center means drivers in the capital city will see some new road closures. City leaders last night voted to close five streets that cross the railroad tracks along Third Street so that trains won’t have to blow their horns as often. Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says once city crews close the streets at the railroad tracks, likely in September, the city can ask for a quiet zone designation.