The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has created a noise map to track national sound rates from aircraft and road noise.

Noise Levels in Tri-Cities

The map will be added to the National Transportation Atlas Database which contains data of facilities and infrastructure. It is believed that other types of transportation will be tracked in the future like railways. The data can be used to help investors decide if they want to build somewhere based on the sound levels.

Not surprisingly, big cities like New York City and Los Angeles have very high recordings of sound data from the average day. Tri-Cities has a significantly lower amount of noise, our airport being one of the loudest areas.