The FAA’s O’Hare jet noise study has taken more than 4 years. ‘I believe something has gone wrong,’ says Rep. Quigley.
By Mary Wisniewski
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley wants to know why the Federal Aviation Administration is taking more than four years to finish a study on the impact of jet noise on communities — a review that could lead to an increase in the number of homes eligible for sound insulation.
“At the very least the public deserves the right to know what happened, why it has taken so long and why we can’t get a straight answer,” said Quigley, a Democrat whose district includes the area around O’Hare International Airport. “I believe something has gone wrong and the FAA is just too embarrassed to admit it.”
The FAA said in a statement last month that the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act requires it to conclude its review of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities near airports within two years, and that it is “working towards meeting these requirements.” It also said that the results of a…