Last year Brussels published an assessment of the directive and put forward some recommendations, including the possibility of EU-wide noise limits and noise labels for road vehicles and houses. The consultation runs until 25 September.
Link to consultation https://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/noise_en.htm
- The Commission’s transport directorate is looking at making lower-noise brake pads for freight trains obligatory. The alternative brake pads are 10 decibels quieter, but a little more expensive than traditional cast-iron pads.