TRANSPORT OF SOLID COMMODITIES VIA FREIGHT PIPELINE: TASK REPORT I. NOISE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

The acceptance of freight pipeline as a new mode of transporting solid goods over long distances depends on its cost competitiveness with other modes of transport. However, it will also be affected by how well it compares with them on other grounds. This report compares the noise impact of various transportation modes. Since pipeline, except for compressor stations, does not generate any noise, the analysis enables estimating noise levels only for train, TOFC, and truck. The analysis considers unit train, conventional train, and truck. It assumes that for unit train the freight to be transported constitutes the total traffic, while for conventional train, and truck, it is that which is in addition to present freight traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 11 191664; Bulletin 7902. Also available in set of 4 reports, PC E10, PB-292 657-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Department of Civil and Urban Engineering
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Younkin, C
    • Thomas, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/DPB-50/7835Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50119
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM