LAX unveils online dashboard to track real-time noise levels

16 March 2016 (Last Updated March 16th, 2016 18:30)

Los Angeles (LA) city controller Ron Galperin has released an online dashboard enabling city residents to track real-time noise levels at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), US.

Los Angeles (LA) city controller Ron Galperin has released an online dashboard enabling city residents to track real-time noise levels at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), US.

The online dashboard will also track flight delays and aeroplane emissions at the airport, as well as traffic and airport spending.

The dashboard was released along with the industrial, economic and administrative survey (IEA) of LA World Airports (LAWA).

Galperin said: "For the first time, we've brought key LAX metrics together in one place.

"The dashboard is intended to inform residents, businesses, travellers and city decision-makers about the operations and impacts of our nation's third busiest airport."

"The dashboard is easily accessible and is intended to inform residents, businesses, travellers and city decision-makers about the operations and impacts of our nation's third busiest airport."

The dashboard provides interactive data related to passenger experience, the environment, business operations and transportation.

It includes LAWA's checkbook, which displays the total expenditure of the airport authority for the fiscal year 2014-15, and a real-time noise map of the surrounding area, allowing users to track the decibel levels of aeroplanes.

The dashboard also supplies information on greenhouse gas emissions, the value of the goods and services bought by LAWA by location, and airport satisfaction rankings.

Galperin added: The dashboard empowers stakeholders. It offers people not just a way to view the data, but a way to interact with the data."