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Panther Island Redevelopment North Side Flood Control Infrastructure

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#901 tcecil

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:34 AM

Saw this when I was surfing around this morning. http://m.sfgate.com/...in-10699564.php

Boxer threatening to filibuster. I'm not sure of the likely impact but I suppose we will know by Friday.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 02:12 AM

WRDA bill ready for president's signature

'After a weeklong battle over last-minute policy riders, the Senate passed a major water bill in the early morning hours Saturday Dec 10 that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and drought relief for California.

The nearly $12 billion measure, which authorizes 30 new infrastructure projects around the country, now heads to the presidents desk.'

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 02:17 AM

House passed the WRDA bill on Friday Dec 9 now known as the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN) and the Senate passed it early Saturday Dec 10 morning.

Act now ready for President.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

Trinity River Vision could become reality after Congress passes massive water bill

http://www.star-tele...e120153188.html

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:07 PM

Appropriations

https://www.nap.edu/...13508/chapter/4

Selected projects, reflecting results of the Corps and Office of Management and Budget evaluations, then are submitted to the relevant congressional appropriations committees as part of the Presidents budget for a given fiscal year. Congress then decides whether to appropriate funds to construct specific projects.

Project authorization does not necessarily lead to project appropriations; there are many authorized water projects that are awaiting appropriations. Authorized projects that have not received appropriations often are referred to as a backlog. The current backlog of authorized, but unfunded, projects is estimated as needing approximately $60 billion.

Appropriated funding in any year for a particular project often is not for the entire project amount. Projects authorized in WRDA bills that do not receive timely appropriations for construction can be kept alive for long periods of time, as local governments and their congressional representatives can ensure that small amounts of money are appropriated for continued planning.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:30 PM

Obama signs the WIIN act into law.

http://www.jdsupra.c...tructure-73589/

And now the hard part begins ... getting the money.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:55 PM

Obama signs the WIIN act into law.

http://www.jdsupra.c...tructure-73589/

And now the hard part begins ... getting the money.

 

How's that the hard part?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

Shouldn't be hard getting the money to support a project spearheaded by the son of Fort Worth's Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger when the Republicans now control both houses of Congress.  How easy can that be?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:01 PM

Obama signs the WIIN act into law.http://www.jdsupra.c...tructure-73589/
And now the hard part begins ... getting the money.

 
How's that the hard part?

Bad: There is a $60 billion backlog of already authorized yet unfunded water infrastructure projects.

Good: Republican controlled Congress and Trump supports infrastructure improvements.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:08 PM

Good: Kay Granger is a member of the House Appropriations Committee (including the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee)

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:19 PM

She is the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:24 AM

Nothing exciting, but I drove through the area this morning and noticed that the street signs have been changed and now have the Panther Island emblem on them.

Also there has been a lot more trucks on site along N. Main and they seem to Have ramped up the dirt moving in this area of the project.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

And yet, the reworking of the rebar for the Jacksboro Hwy v-piers seems to be stalled again. I'm no bridge engineer but I'm wondering if they designed too complicated to build or if this system has been done before elsewhere?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:36 PM

At this point, I'm seriously concerned about the structural integrity of this bridge when it finally gets built. :o


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:51 PM

I think the issue with the bridges is much worse (or in more honest terms, costly) than has ever been acknowledged in public.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

And yet, the reworking of the rebar for the Jacksboro Hwy v-piers seems to be stalled again. I'm no bridge engineer but I'm wondering if they designed too complicated to build or if this system has been done before elsewhere?

 

Absolute debacle. Large Marge in Dallas was built faster than this.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:47 AM

More information about the debacle. You may decry the source, but read the words. Why isn't this being reported by our local media sources?

 

https://durangotexas...her-island.html



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

Easier to look at the pictures then read the words, and the pictures don't lie.

In the city council meeting agenda tonight is a mention of the temporary at grade train crossings. They were initially supposed to be there 24 months, starting Oct 2013. It's now anticipated they will need to be there until Feb 2019, at $2,000 a month for maintenance.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

Also- sounds like Panther Island is still a bit wild west.

http://www.star-tele...e139821138.html

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

Lost in the shuffle with all of this is that city bond money is paying for a large portion of this project.  And once again, costs are likely completely out of control on a city funded construction project with no one being held accountable.

 

Shocking.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

I have deleted the last few posts that were made today because I did not like the direction the off topic discussion was heading. 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:18 AM

I have deleted the last few posts that were made today because I did not like the direction the off topic discussion was heading. 

 

As long as no one is talking about the Emperor not wearing any clothes, it's not a problem, right?







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