$12m

Estimated amount Sound 
Transit will spend to reduce noise along its train route



303

Homes in Rainier Valley 
set to be retrofit to block 
train racket



80

Decibels generated by 
trains along Duwamish River 
Bridge before any 
sound proofing began




10

Decibels sound proofing 
is estimated to cut



10

Decibels produced by 
rustling leaves




7

Types of noise Sound Transit 
has identified, including 
rail grinding and safety bells



3

Times the word “ka-thunk”
appears in reports released 
by Sound Transit

This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Seattle Met Magazine.

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