Highway Traffic Noise Prediction and Analysis FY09 - FY14 Federal Aid to Highway Tasks

The Volpe Center will provide continuing support to the Travel Noise Model (TNM) by: (1) Designing and developing current and future versions of the TNM. (2) Providing quality assurance validation and testing of the developed software. (3)Providing user support and maintenance of the software. (3) Reviewing requests for state-specific database use in the TNM. (4) Providing support for the development and review of state-specific programs to introduce quiet pavement as a noise suppression tool. (5) Evaluating and documenting highway noise abatement technologies. (6) Supporting special project analyses. (7) Project management. The following tasks will be performed by the Volpe Center: (A) Software Development. (B) Quality Assurance (QA) Tests. (C)User Support and Software Maintenance. (D) Review State-Specific Database Use in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) TNM and Requests for Demonstrating Other-Model Consistency with the FHWA/TNM. (E) Review and Develop Quiet Pavement Pilot Program/Quiet Pavement and Tire/Pavement Noise Research. (F) Highway Noise Abatement Technology Evaluation and Documentation. (G)Special Project Analyses. (H) Project Management Future versions of the software will involve further bug fixes and enhancements to the user interface; further improvement to the noise computational algorithms; implementation of pavement effects and implementation of a meteorological effects module.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-09-V-00024 TA

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Ferroni, Mark

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Woods, Vivan

    • Start Date: 20090918
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140918
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24592

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461761
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-09-V-00024 TA
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:51PM