A map on bangordaily.com that was sent out by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows how noisy different parts of the country are.

There are pockets of noise in Maine like Bangor, Portland and certain areas along I-95 but overall the state is a quiet place.

It not surprising that big metropolitan area like New York, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco are noisy especially where people a packed in like sardines and around airports.

Some of the quieter areas in the country beside Maine are in Wyoming and Idaho.