STATEMENT OF KENNETH KNIGHT BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON NOISE ABATEMENT AND CONTROL
Noise ranks as the most important problem facing the steel wheel-steel rail transit system industry. Acoustic problems of vehicles in stations, in tunnels, or from aerial structures are intensified by dense urban environmental operation. At the present time the public can control or alter route locations, demand aerial structures, demand at-grade facilities be put underground or other major changes, although such design changes are often prohibitively expensive. The industry itself has been aware of the noise problems and made significant technological improvements since the first subways were introduced in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Basic research is required to clearly establish the effects of noise upon people and to establish appropriate criteria for the noises of the type generated by transit system operations.
- Presented at the Public Hearings on Noise Abatement and Control conducted by the Office of Noise Abatement and Control, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in New York City, Oct. 21-22, 1971. Included in Vol. VI--Transportation Noise, Urban Noise Problems and Social Behavior.
Environmental Protection Agency401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20460
- Knight, K G
- Publication Date: 1971-10-21
- Pagination: p. 113-121
- TRT Terms: Guideways; Health hazards; Noise; Noise control; Noise sources; Rail transit stations; Railroad tunnels; Railroads; Rapid transit; Subways; Tunnels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Subway noise
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerial structures/rapid transit noise; Noise effect on health; Rapid transit noise/aerial structures; Tunnels/rapid transit noise; Wheel screech noise
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Environment; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00043805
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM