The city of Mankato is studying what’s needed to establish railroad quiet zones at 14 different crossings within the city. If quiet zones are established, trains will no longer routinely sound their horns as they travel over each crossing. Exceptions include emergencies and yard operations.

Residents are asked to provide feedback to help guide the design process by reviewing and commenting on possible options:

Live virtual meeting
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 3
The live presentation begins at 5 p.m. Following the presentation, members of the project team will be available to listen to feedback and answer questions.

Online: Participation link will go live when meeting begins. Use password MankatoRR.
By phone: Calling 1-408-418-9388. Use access code: 146 265 8480

Online feedback
Through Friday, December 18
Unable to attend the live meeting? Other ways to provide feedback:

  • Online
  • By phone: Call 507-387-8638
  • By mail:
    City of Mankato
    Attention: Chris Talamantez
    Intergovernmental Center
    P.O. Box 3368
    Mankato, MN 56002

This railroad quiet zone study is a 2020 Mankato Community Investment Plan project. Quiet zone improvements have long been an effort the city has focused on. To qualify for Federal Railroad Administration designation as a quite zone, the city must assess what safety improvements, such as gates, flashing lights with power out indicators and Constant Warning Time (CWT) detectors need to be in place.

For more information or printed copies of the information shared during the presentation, contact staff at 507-387-8638.