ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY NOISE IMPACT WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A SUBSIDIZED BUS TRANSIT SYSTEM

A subsidized bus transit system was the main feature of a federally funded demonstration project carried out at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. A fleet of 13 buses were used for no-fare service on headways of from 5 to 10 minutes on intracampus circulation routes serving dormitories, commuter parking lots, and housing adjacent to the campus. On the basis of measurements taken and analyses made, it appears that truck noise dominates and tends to mask the effects of large increases in either automobile or bus traffic. It also may be seen that increased bus service, even at a 30:1 utilization rate, tends to increase the L10 noise level. This in turn suggests that while buses may have a negative air pollution environmental impact on a gram per passenger mile basis, they may well have a noise pollution impact in terms of L10 levels. /HRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Washington, D.C. 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Intern Noise Conference

    International Conference on Noise Control Engineering
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Russell, G A
    • Goss, W P
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM