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Transit noise and community choices.
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PMID:  20330110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Transit innovations and expansions are a central part of initiatives to construct more livable communities. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act process, public involvement is required and public feedback and support are essential for projects to move forward. Generally, accessibility improvements are welcomed by the public, but the potential for increased noise is often met with opposition-and concerns about transit noise can stifle initiatives. One way to build community acceptance is to accurately compare transit options. The authors explain how community groups and decision makers in Florida responded to a presentation system providing direct acoustic experience of over a dozen transit modes, from light rail guideway transit to commuter railways. The goal of the acoustic presentation was to compare existing freight train sound levels to those of an array of transit technologies. The audio-visual presentation included interactive videos and computer animations, allowing proposed transit modes to be heard at different distances and in outdoor or indoor settings.
Ahmed El-Aassar; David Dubbink
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
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Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1764     Citation Subset:  IM    
5801 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111, aelaassar@envact.comNoise Management Inst.
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