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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Rail Transit Conference of American Transit Association.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    950 l'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Keyes, G W
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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