ANALYSIS OF BUS NOISE LEVELS FROM THE LINCOLN TUNNEL EXCLUSIVE BUS LANE IN METROPOLITAN NEW YORK

While buses ordinarily make up a very small percentage of total volume in most highway traffic streams, there are certain urban conditions where very heavy concentrations of buses dominate the noise environment. Several examples typify this condition, including the terminal garage for a transit system during the early morning hours, a large metropolitan school complex operating its own fleet of buses during the morning and afternoon hours, and a mass transit situation where special consideration has been accorded the movement of bus traffic, usually through the designation of an Exclusive Bus Lane (XBL). It is a unique example of this XBL concept that has provided a data base for the analysis of bus noise emissions and flow rates. The paper discusses measurements and analysis of bus noise emissions made at the Lincoln Tunnel XBL in northern New Jersey immediately west of New York City.

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  • Pagination: p. 869-872

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  • Accession Number: 00193821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM