Environmental assessments of rail projects - The noise factor

Authors

  • Bill Aird Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ont. K1A0N9

Keywords:

Attenuation, Diesel engines, Environmental impact, Hospitals, Noise pollution, Project management, Railroad tracks, Social aspects, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), Rail crossing, Rail noise, Rail yards

Abstract

Various aspect of the noise pollution caused by locomotives are discussed. As per the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), a responsible authority must identify all potential adverse effects of the construction and operation of a proposed project and determine whether those effects are significant. Rail crossing and the construction and operation of new railway lines are the two main types of rail infrastructure projects under the Act. It is suggested to consider the source type, location of the source relative to the receiver, time of the day, and the noise level of the receiver while examining the effects of the rail noise.

Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Aird B. Environmental assessments of rail projects - The noise factor. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004Sep.1 [cited 2021May16];32(3):54-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1624

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada