The recent trends in the revitalization of rail transport in this country have resulted in increased interest in the use of rail rapid transit systems in our cities and high- speed surface rail links between major population centers. Included in the technology assessment of new and improved rail service will be the associated environmental problems, including potentially serious wayside noise problems. The solution to the railroad noise problem requires a valid technique for prediction of wayside noise to assess the benefit of various noise control strategies. This paper describes a graphic method for use when the geometry is rather simple and a computer program for use in situations when track and terrain geometry are complicated.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 36-41
  • Monograph Title: Transportation environmental review process
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024943
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM