STUDIES IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: NOISE GENERATION AND ABATEMENT

This report deals with the amount and intensity of transportation systems noise generation, along with efforts used to lessen the impact of noise. An introductory discussion of the physics of noise and noise measurement is given to help the reader in understanding how noise impact is analyzed. Transportation planners and designers must be aware of noise assault any proposed system will have on environment. The mandate for this stems from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970; the first requires assessment of all Federally funded projects to determine any adverse impacts on environment and the second, aimed at highways that are Federally funded, requires noise abatement of any proposed road that hasn't received approval before July 1, 1972. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    P.O. Box 784
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53211

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hartl, F B
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM