Nearly a decade of effort from residents and legislators fighting to mitigate airport noise in residential areas has reached a new milestone with the introduction of eight congressional bills aiming to limit harm for people who live beneath flight paths.

Jackie Speier

Jackie Speier

“For years, constituents have lived with the scourge of airport noise,” said U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, who sponsored the bills, in a statement. “One sleepless night after another takes a significant toll on an individual’s physical health, mental health and emotional well-being.” 

Anna Eshoo

Anna Eshoo

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The next gen system also concentrated traffic via GPS making for more noise over a smaller area. Think of a road. One is wildly wide, one is narrow, you will get more wear in a constrained oath on the narrow road.

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