NOISE IN RAIL TRANSIT CARS: INCREMENTAL COSTS OF QUIETER CARS
U.S. rail rapid transit systems, car operations, and the car building industry are described in relation to the procurement of quieter cars. The noise environment of passengers in rapid transit cars is discussed and the major noise sources and paths of noise transmission into cars are delineated. For essentially all combinations of car noise-control modifications deemed technically and economically feasible for implementation in new vehicles, estimates are presented of the associated noise reductions, initial costs, and operating costs. It is concluded that significant reductions in in-car noise under typical operating conditions can be achieved at incremental costs that are small percentages of the total car costs.
Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated50 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA United States 02138
Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Noise Abatement and Control
Washington, DC United States 20460
- Ungar, E E
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustics; Benefit cost analysis; Environmental impacts; Human factors; Noise control; Noise sources; Passenger cars; Passenger comfort; Rapid transit cars; Urban transportation; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00071840
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-1539
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM