SOSEB aims to act as a conduit for East Bay residents impacted by NextGen to both keep neighbors informed on ways they can advocate for change and to bring the collective voices of East Bay residents to the attention of the FAA and elected officials.
SOSEB believes that airports and airline traffic are necessary parts of life in the Bay Area and that NextGen is a necessary and important part of the nation’s air traffic control system. It is not NextGen as a whole that is flawed, it is the changes created by NextGen’s local arrival and departure routes that are negatively burdening impacted communities.
SOSEB believes that NextGen can be fixed. The concentrated noise caused by NextGen in its current iteration is rectifiable. Focusing 10’s of flights per hour over narrow corridors creates problems that never existed before and is more the result of poorly thought out flight paths than of NextGen’s GPS system.
SOSEB advocates for a more equitable distribution of aircraft flight paths and noise, and to the extent possible to restore traffic patterns to those that existed before NextGen, when complaints were few and communities grew and developed in relation to those flight paths.
SOSEB is committed to working collaboratively with other advocacy groups, the FAA, the Oakland and San Francisco airports, and our elected officials to achieve an equitable solution to the adverse noise issues created by NextGen.