Message from County Board Vice Chair Libby Garvey Re: Airplane Noise

Arlington County Board Vice Chair Libby Garvey recently made a statement regarding the airplane noise in Arlington.

You can read her entire statement on the Arlington County website. Some key takeaways include:

  • The joint RFP issued by Arlington and Montgomery Counties to hire a consultant to help us get good information to advocate for effective noise reduction from flights out of Reagan National Airport (DCA) will be evaluated early in 2020.
  • One of the selected contractor’s first tasks will be to convene a public meeting to hear from both the Arlington and Montgomery communities about the aircraft noise problem, and their expectations for the study.
  • On December 17, Congressman Beyer introduced the Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act in the United States House of Representatives. A companion bill was previously introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).