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Seto Discusses Development of New National Transportation Exposure Map in New Article

Posted: 2/27/2023 (CSDE Research)

In their most recent article “The National Transportation and Exposure Map“, CSDE Affiliate Edmund Seto describes the development and public availability of the National Transportation Noise Exposure Map. The goal of the authors was to estimate population exposures to various noise levels at the census tract level in the United States by utilizing a map created by overlaying the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ National Transportation Map with 5-year block group population estimates from the American Community Survey, and aggregating exposed population estimates to the census tract level. The availability of this new exposure map will facilitate the integration of noise exposures into a variety of studies, including regional and national health impact assessments, epidemiologic, and environmental justice studies.

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