NATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HIGHWAY NOISE THROUGH THE YEAR 2000
Calculations have been made of the exposure of people to highway noise in urban areas of the United States from 1974 through 2000. Roadside noise level contours and the numbers of people exposed were calculated in ten sample cities, using a previously developed noise model, traffic parameters obtained from local authorities, and U.S. Census tract data. National totals and future exposure were projected using census bureau data and projections. Future noise exposure was calculated for several scenarios, including do nothing, existing EPA regulations, and several proposed regulations. Parametric analyses were made of operational regulations versus new vehicle standards, automobile versus truck noise, and high speed versus low speed noise. Conclusions were made as to the efficacy of various approaches and the relative importance of driveline versus tire noise and automobiles versus trucks.
Wyle Laboratories2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA United States 22202
Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Noise Abatement and Control, 1921 Jeff Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA United States 20460
- Plotkin, K J
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Pagination: 113 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Crash exposure; Environment; Forecasting; Mathematical models; Measures of effectiveness; Motor vehicles; Noise; Noise control; Regulations; Roadside; Sound level; Speed; Standards; Tires; Traffic noise; Traffic speed; Trucks; Urban areas; Vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Exposure; Models; Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Noise sound; Truck noise
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Law; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00337397
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WR-77-13 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-3514
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM