Hull Neighbors for Quiet Skies is asking local residents to attend a Logan Airport noise study forum in Boston on Wednesday. Here's the press release sent out by the organization today:
So here’s where we stand. For several months now, a study team at MIT has been looking for ways to diminish and/or eliminate the noise burden of commercial aircraft on Massachusetts communities surrounding Logan Airport (including ours). That study, jointly sponsored by Massport and the Federal Aviation Administration, is now nearing completion and the study team is seeking citizen feedback before finalizing their report.
To that end, a public hearing has been scheduled at the Massachusetts Transportation Building in Boston for this coming Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. We know the timing and location present a hardship for many, but this will be our last, best chance to advocate for Hull before the MIT study is put to bed. Residents from other impacted communities will be attending; it’s important that the people of Hull are heard as well.
If you need a ride to Boston or can offer a ride to someone else, please let us know ASAP.
The hearing details:
WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 – 8:00PM
WHERE: State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Boston
Here’s a link for directions (driving and public transport) to the State Transportation Building (public parking under the building is $14 for two hours): http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/39/Docs/directionss22.pdf
Below are a few links that attendees should check out.
• Study materials related to the hearing:https://hullneighbors.org/downloads/HEARING.pdf
• A refresher on flight path changes Hull has proposed: https://hullneighbors.org/downloads/SELECTMEN.pdf
Note: Hull also seeks steeper aircraft ascents and descents during takeoffs and landings; stricter enforcement of RNAV waypoints (the GPS coordinates aircraft follow); pushing flights at least a mile off-shore, and pushing back against suggestions that Hull take on more flights from other communities (we already have 90,000 a year!) We’re not the solution for everyone else.
One last note: It’s been a long, grinding road to get to this point. Let’s finish the journey for the future health and well-being of ourselves and our families. Hope to see you Wednesday night.
All the best,
The Hull Neighbors "Quiet Skies" Committee