ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS IN THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

The Northeast Corridor Improvement Program (NECIP) which affects eight states and the District of Columbia, serves the most heavily urbanized section of the country and passes through some of the nation's largest cities and some of the most environmentally sensitive areas, including a number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Assessment of the overall effects of the NECIP is provided by a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to indicate whether or not the NECIP will spawn a massive public outcry against noise on a systemwide basis. The PEIS also identifies types of locations throughout the Corridor that may have noise problems. Site Specific Environmental Impact Statements (SEIS) provide assessment of environmental problems in specific locations. In a SEIS, a location where noise is expected to be a significant problem is assessed in detail, with noise controls designed to minimize impact. Specific noise controls are described in a mitigation chapter.

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    • Proceedings of the Workshop on Railway and Tracked Transit System Noise, 2nd, Lyon, France, October 17-19, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Academic Press Incorporated

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    London NW1 7DX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HANSON, C E
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-8

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  • Accession Number: 00319661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM