Technical Reports

General Health Effects of Transportation Noise

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 2002
AUTHOR: FRA/RDV
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-03/01
KEYWORDS: Noise; health effects; people; annoyance; hearing; impairment; speech interference; sleep disturbance; wildlife; noise effects
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored preparation of this report to support a rulemaking process about the use of locomotive horns and the accompanying environmental impact statement. This document reviews select current and past research on the effect of transportation noise on physiological and psychological health for both people and wildlife.
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