Develop A Comprehensive, Multi-Modal Transportation Noise Prediction Methodology, In Cooperation with Other Transportation Modes
Community & Cultural Concerns, Environmental Process
Research Idea Scope
TERI Administrator Note (Feb 2009): Related Research: Highway Construction Noise Handbook (Volpe Center, 2006)
Develop a comprehensive, multi-modal transportation noise prediction methodology, in cooperation with other transportation modes.
Urgency and Payoff
Objective: Develop state-of-the-art analysis techniques to accurately evaluate the effects of highway traffic and construction noise, and of abatement measures. In order to make informed decisions to reduce noise impacts on people, transportation officials must have
accurate assessments of the noise impacts and abatement opportunities resulting from proposed transportation improvements, as well as those associated with existing transportation systems. In addition, people frequently complain about the noise that results from specific pavement types and surface textures. Pavement designers need to address these concerns for tire/pavement noise, recognizing the importance that must be placed on pavement safety and durability.
FHWA Strategic Plan for Environmental Research 1998-2003