It might seem like a no-brainer: If you live or work hear a railroad line, you wouldn't want a train to sound its horn at certain hours. Turns out, it's actually more involved than a simple life quality issue, though that certainly comes into play.

It was recently announced the City of Battle Creek is working on a quiet trains initiative in downtown, and there are several motivations - and, for that matter, several considerations.

Hear what the assistant city manager, Ted Dearing, and the city's transportation director, Larry Bowron, had to say about it this week on The Richard Piet Show by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.