Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Blue Line Residential Sound Insulation Program

The MBTA, as part of its Blue Line Transit Modernization Program, funded the sound insulation of residential properties located directly adjacent to the transit right-of-way.  Jones Payne provided sound insulation treatments to 130 properties comprised of single-family, multi-family and duplex style homes.  Acoustical treatments included the replacement of doors and windows to achieve a tight-fitting assembly with a deep air space; supplemental wall and ceiling work as required to eliminate deficiencies in existing construction; double wall construction within “rooms of preference” as selected by the homeowner; and upgrades to through-wall air conditioners.