NOISE ASSESSMENT OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY HEAVY RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM

The report describes the noise climate on and near the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, (SEPTA), Broad Street Subway and Market-Frankford Elevated Line. The two SEPTA urban rail transit lines have approximately 22.6 miles of two-way revenue track (of which 13.1 miles are in subway), and 53 stations. Noise level data are given for specific measurements made in cars, in stations and along the non-subway wayside at appropriate locations. The rationale for choice of measurement sites and the methodology for arriving at the summary noise distributions from the data are discussed explicitly. Measurement and analysis instrumentation and procedures are also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Spencer, R H
    • Hinterkeuser, E G
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 364 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-78-46 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-850
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM