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Council to Ask GAO to Include College Park in its Helicopter Noise Study

At the last worksession, I requested that a letter be sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that College Park be included in the GAO study of the effect of helicopter noise in the Washington Metropolitan region.

Recently, the GAO announced that they will conduct a study of the impact of helicopter noise on communities in the National Capital Region.

Many of our residents, especially from north College Park, live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep patterns, causes their homes to shake and negatively impacts their quality of life. Disturbances from helicopter noise have been a longstanding problem and many have noted recent increases in the frequency and severity of helicopter noise in their neighborhoods.

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD) requested the study in January this year.


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1 Comment

  1. adelphi_sky

    Yes! I always wondered why there were so many helicopters flying overhead. It is really frustrating when you are trying to get a toddler to sleep and then this loud noise overhead keeps them awake.

    I always assumed it was the Adelphi Army Research complex. I can’t think of anyone else needing constant helicopter transport in this area. FDA? NSA?

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