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.
- See also RRIS 11 191664; Bulletin 7902. Also available in set of 4 reports, PC E10, PB-292 657-SET.
University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaDepartment of Civil and Urban Engineering
Philadelphia, PA USA 19104
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Younkin, C
- Thomas, K
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 106 p.
- TRT Terms: Capsule pipelines; Competition; Engines; Environmental impacts; Freight transportation; Highway transportation; Motor carriers; Noise; Piggyback transportation; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Railroad transportation; Sound level; Transportation modes; Unit trains
- Geographic Terms: Illinois; Pennsylvania
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Engine noise
- Subject Areas: Environment; Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Pipelines; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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