Officials in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint are considering a proposed railroad quiet zone.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that residents are complaining about the constant sounding of train horns that result in a loss to quality of life in town.
Council members are scheduled to discuss the quiet zone on Wednesday.
The Federal Railroad Administration would have to approve any request for a quiet zone.
Should a quiet zone be created, six railway crossings would have to be outfitted with safety equipment.
� �The area has seen an increase in train traffic with trains carrying crude oil and coal.