NOISE ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW YORK CITY RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

The report describes the noise climate on and near the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) urban rail system, including the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA). Noise level data is also presented for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) urban rail system. The NYCTA (including SIRTOA) urban rail system has 485 stations and approximately 246 route miles, of which 137 miles are underground. Noise level data are given for specific measurements made in cars, stations and along the above ground wayside at approximate locations. The rationale for choice of measurement sites and the methodology for arriving at the summary noise distributions from the data is discussed explicitly. Measurement and analysis instrumentation and procedures are also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    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:
    • Mcshane, W R
    • Slutsky, S
    • Huss, M F
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 359 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-78-53 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM