Critics say FAA’s stats wrong on O’Hare: More noise than expected

Critics say the FAA fudge their numbers about their initial figures of how many planes would be taking-off and landing with the new runways at O’Hare nine years ago.

Three Chicago representatives, Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth and Jan Schakowsky, are now challenging the federal government’s approval of the runway expansion program.

They want a new environmental analysis and public hearings, saying the federal aviation administration failed to focus on areas most impacted by noise from the new runways.

3 comments

  • Karen

    Midway just changed their flight paths and now the Bridgeport neighborhood on the near southside is the new Jeff Park.

  • MissAnne Thrope

    They can spend a day at my house. I am mack dab in the new countour. Im right on runway 27L. Never in my life have I experienced such noise, shaking of my house, inability to sleep and my pool has a nice coating of either jet fuel or jet oil. Before the change the planes were no where near as awful and hell-like as this. They were tolerable. This is just ridiculous.

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