AMERICAN TRANSIT ASSOCIATION RAIL TRANSIT CONFERENCE. WAYS AND STRUCTURES DIVISION SESSION. NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Noise and vibration control has been a primary consideration in the design of the Metro system. Consultants were engaged to provide basic acoustical designs and guidelines to assure patrons of quiet and comfortable environment on and off cars. Minimal impact of system construction on the community is planned. Operation through continuous maintenance program and good acoustical design is planned. WMATA's noise and vibration control objectives are to minimize transmission of noise and vibration to adjacent buildings and structures, and to maintain noise levels in transit vehicles and stations within acceptable limits. Notable acoustical improvements have been made since the building of early transit systems and these are listed.
- Presented at Rail Transit Conference of American Transit Association.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority950 l'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC USA 20006
- Keyes, G W
- Publication Date: 1973-4-26
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic measuring instruments; Acoustics; Damping (Physics); Environmental quality; Noise; Noise control; Noise sources; Passenger comfort; Rapid transit; Tunnels
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Old TRIS Terms: Acoustic measurement; Rapid transit noise; Tunnel environment
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00080416
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA/ATA-74/2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM