Agenda for Summer Meeting, 1997

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Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration (A1F04)
1997 Summer Meeting
July 20-23, 1997
Delta Chelsea Inn, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Sunday, July 20
7:00 p.m. Registration at the Reception in the Scott Room

Monday, July 21
7:00 a.m. Coffee - Sponsored by Sound Zero, Birdsboro, PA
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks and Announcements
8:30 a.m. The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Highways Noise Mitigation Policy and Its Application to the Westview Interchange Project, North Vancouver, B.C. C.W. Wakefield, P.Eng., Wakefield Acoustics, Victoria, B.C.
9:00 a.m. Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Determining Rail Noise Impacts Paul Burge, Acentech, Cambridge, MA
9:30 a.m. The TNM's New Faster Acoustical Algorithms: The Approach, The Speed, The Acoustical Results Christopher W. Menge, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., Burlington, MA
10:00 a.m. Morning Break - Sponsored by Scantech Inc.
10:30 a.m. Rail Transit Wheel Squeal - The Toronto Experience Darron Chin-Quee, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario
11:00 a.m. Predicting Stop-and-Go Traffic Noise: Utilizing Report 311 or Is It Time for Something New? Sharon Paul Carpenter, WBE, Paul Carpenter Associates, Inc., Florham Park, NJ
11:30 a.m. Background Information for Afternoon Noise Barrier Tour Chris Blaney, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
11:45 a.m. Board Buses for Lunch and Noise Barrier Tour
Noon Lunch and Tour of Noise Barrier Sites in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Niagara Falls, Lunch Sponsored by Hatch Mott MacDonald, Mississauga, Ontario

Tuesday, July 22
7:00 a.m. Coffee
8:00 a.m. TNM REMELs are Plus/Minus 0.2 dB - How do we know? ... and Are Your Project REMELs That Precise? Grant Anderson and Christopher W. Menge, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., Burlington, MA
8:30 a.m. Comparison of Light-Rail Transit Impact Estimate Per FTA and APTA Criteria Michael Staiano, Staiano Engineering, Inc., Rockville, MD
9:00 a.m. Measuring the Sound Absorption of Traffic Noise Barriers J.S. Bradley, J.D. Quirt and J.A. Dirta, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
9:30 a.m. Passby Noise Testing of Pavements in Texas Tracy Turan, Center for Transportation Research, Austin, TX
10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. Update on PENNDOT Low Cost Noise Barrier Research and Model Ordinance for Incompatible Land Use James B. Byers III, PENNDOT, Harrisburg, PA
11:00 a.m. Prediction of Aircraft Engine Runup Noise Impacts at Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon Robert E. Brown, Brown-Buntin Associates, Inc., Visalia, CA
11:30 a.m. Improvements in Acoustical Identification of Aircraft at Monitoring Sites Robert C. Chanaud, Larson-Davis Laboratories, Provo,UT
12:15 p.m. Board buses for lunch and tour of Bombardier
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Plant Tour of Bombardier Aerospace Group

Wednesday, July 23
7:00 a.m. Coffee
8:00 a.m. Project Applications of RayVerb - TNM's Parallel Barrier Module Douglas E. Barrett, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., Burlington, MA
8:30 a.m. Accurate Geometric Modeling of Barrier Attenuation with Atmospheric Effects F.R. Fyfe and A. Muradali, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
9:00 a.m. Educating the Public About Transportation Noise James P. Cowan, INCE.Bd.Cert., McCormick, Taylor & Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
9:30 a.m. Determination of Reasonable and Feasible for Special Land Uses Roger L. Wayson, John M. MacDonald and Win Lindeman, University of Central Florida, Tallahassee, FL
10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. A Case Study in Public Perception of Noise Barrier Effectiveness Kenneth D. Polcak, Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD, and Andy Smith, McCormick, Taylor & Associates, Inc., Baltimore, MD
11:00 a.m. System Wide Noise and Vibration Criteria for the Los Angeles Metro Rail Project Steven Wolf, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Orange,CA
11:30 a.m. Transit Station Acoustics - Standards and Measurements Terry Gerritsen and Tim Kelsall, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Mississauga, Ontario
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Tour of Toronto Transit Noise Abatement Sites