kỹ thuật đánh baccarat_kinh nghiệm chơi cờ bạc_nhà cái tặng tiền miễn phí 2019 https://www.google.com//144/wordpress Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:26:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Annual CTC Board Elections – March 22 https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/annual-ctc-board-elections-march-22/ /144/wordpress/annual-ctc-board-elections-march-22/#respond Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:08:52 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=1068 Continue reading »]]> At our March 22 Meeting, CTC will Conduct Board Elections for 2018

DATE: Thursday, March 22 2018
TIME: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
WHERE: Central Market, 3815 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Below are the nominees/candidates for our 2018 Board Elections. We’ve asked each candidate to complete a questionnaire to help you all understand their backgrounds and qualifications to serve on our board.

Links to the candidates’ responses are posted below.

This year, we are going to elect a full board of seven directors. Three of us are running for a one year term to create a staggered board serving two year terms.

Voters may vote electronically any time prior to March 22 5pm. (New members who wish to vote can continue to join the organization and vote up to March 22.)

We encourage new members to join via our web site at our CTC Donation Web Site:

khuyến mãi tiền cược miễn phíDonate

We hope you will wish to join CTC, and we welcome all from diverse backgrounds who can contribute to furthering CTC’s mission and goals of promoting:

– Neighborhood quality of life through optimal transportation and transportation related design

– Reasonable access to mobility for all, and

– Fair and open transportation and funding processes and accountability by governmental officials.

The elected board chooses the CTC officers and will do so at the Mar 22 meeting.? Members will vote via (1) email (respond to carolcaul@gmail.com); or (2) at the Mar 22 meeting.

Here are the candidates and the links to their qualification statements:

Dexter Handy

Philip Salerno

Marci Perry

Letha Allen

Peter Ren¨¦

Carol Caul

Ed Browne

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Historic Yale Street Bridge In The Heights To Be Rebuilt https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/historic-yale-street-bridge-in-the-heights-to-be-rebuilt/ /144/wordpress/historic-yale-street-bridge-in-the-heights-to-be-rebuilt/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:01 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=986 The Yale Street Bridge was built in 1931, decades before the southern end of the Heights became a busy shopping area. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it’s also been ranked as one of the worst bridges in Texas. For details on the bridge replacement, visit Houston Public Media?at?http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/news/txdot-to-replace-historic-yale-street-bridge-in-the-heights/.

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Prop 7: Texas Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation Amendment https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/prop-7-texas-sales-and-use-tax-revenue-for-transportation-amendment/ /144/wordpress/prop-7-texas-sales-and-use-tax-revenue-for-transportation-amendment/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:45:58 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=953 Continue reading »]]> Proposition 7, the Texas Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation Amendment is on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Texas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would provide additional funding for the State Highway Fund.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) estimates it will bring in an additional $500M to the region for 2015-2018 TIP cycle (see estimated funding chart on page 2 here.). The funds will primarily be used to “construct and maintain non-tolled roadways, purchase rights-of-way and make payments on general obligation bonds issued by the Texas Transportation Commission.”

Additional information?HERE.

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Light Rail – East End Line (aka Green Line) – Harrisburg Overpass https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/light-rail-east-end-line-aka-green-line-harrisburg-overpass/ /144/wordpress/light-rail-east-end-line-aka-green-line-harrisburg-overpass/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:28:50 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=896 To read about the Harrisburg Overpass, visit http://goo.gl/lHBUkx.

The bridge will be built along the Green Line (East End), allowing cars and trains to travel over the Union Pacific East Belt freight rail line that runs north-south, west of Hughes Street.

July 2015 construction update available at?http://goo.gl/eaOcSb.

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METRO in Motion on the New Bus Network https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/metro-in-motion-on-the-new-bus-network/ /144/wordpress/metro-in-motion-on-the-new-bus-network/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:25:01 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=894 khuyến mãi tiền cược miễn phíMETRO in Motion on the New Bus Network

Go to this link to get the current news about Metro’s New Bus Network.

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Sunday Streets HTX https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/sunday-streets-htx/ /144/wordpress/sunday-streets-htx/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:24:04 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=725 Continue reading »]]> kỹ thuật đánh baccarat_kinh nghiệm chơi cờ bạc_nhà cái tặng tiền miễn phí 2019

Sunday Streets HTX?is a pilot initiative to?promote and improve the health of Houstonians.?Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and?provide a family-friendly opportunity to be?physically active.SundayStreetsHTXLogo

We’ve had several?very successful and entertaining events in 2014.? The next?one is coming up on October 4 2015, and it is sure to be a great event as well!

A portion of a Washington Blvd will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11am ¨C 3pm on Sunday October 4, 2015.
With no cars on the road, you¡¯ll be able to enjoy these streets for walking, running, dancing or riding with friends and family as never before.?Sunday Streets HTX is not a street festival. It is a family fun opportunity to be physically active and enjoy active transportation.

Upcoming Sunday Streets Events:

Date:? October 4, 2015
Times:??12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:?Washington Avenue/?Waugh to Westcott Streets

Date:? November 1, 2015
Times:??12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:?Museum Park

Date:? December 13, 2015
Times:??12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:?Midtown

Visit Go Healthy Houston?for detailed street maps of each 2015 Cigna?Sunday Streets event.

What are Open Streets?

Sunday Streets (also called ¡°Open Streets¡± or ¡°Ciclovias¡±)? closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use? the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become? parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance? and play.?Non-profit and health organizations may offer free activities and share information about their services during the event.

It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.

People get out and connect? with their community and urban environment in a transformative way.?This temporary public? space inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day ¨C and? beyond.?As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in North? America.

Check out?StreetFilms.org?for more about?Open?Streets?around the world.

 

Open Streets Worldwide

San Francisco,?Bogota, Portland,?St. Louis,?Dallas,?Los Angeles,?New York,?Mexico City, Vancouver, Minneapolis and more have had many successful years of Open Streets. The public¡¯s love for these events is?overwhelming.

 

Promoting Economic Development, Public Health, Car-Free Transportation, and More

Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking new and fun ways to achieve economic, environmental, social, and public health goals. These goals are shared across business, civic and community groups.

Open Streets offer new economic opportunities for commercial districts. In a recent study of an Open Streets event in St. Louis, 73% of attendees spent money at a restaurant or store along the route, 68% became aware of a store or restaurant that was new to them, and 94% responded ¡°Yes ¨C Positively¡± to the question: ¡°Does Open Streets change your feelings about the city?¡±

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Next Generation Concrete Surface – Another tool in the quiet pavement kit https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/next-generation-concrete-surface-another-tool-in-the-quiet-pavement-kit/ /144/wordpress/next-generation-concrete-surface-another-tool-in-the-quiet-pavement-kit/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:16:52 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=883 Continue reading »]]> Next Gen concrete is a relatively new tool that TxDOT is looking at for quiet pavement to abate traffic noise impacts on adjacent neighborhoods. This is a vicious impact for those who suffer it, but it is of little concern to those who cause it. Some at TxDOT like this measure because it keeps the money with the concrete industry and apparently involves less maintenance that asphalt pavement as a quiet surface. So it would be more durable.

Durability is an issue for quiet pavement. John Harvey, at UC Davis’?Pavement Research Center?puts it this way: “If a road¡¯s first enemy is trucks, its second is weather. Temperature changes from night to day, or summer to winter, cause roads to curl. And just like a paperclip, if you bend it enough, it breaks. “You get enough cracking, the cracks connect up. And so the piece is just sitting in there with no connection and it pops out under traffic.” Cities often fill potholes as a stop-gap, but Harvey says it¡¯s a temporary fix. “Maximum life of a pothole repair: one year.”

Here is a link to a 43 page study describing characteristics and work plan:?Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of the Next Generation Concrete Surface.

As for claims that it is greener, that depends: concrete is NOT GREEN, nor is asphalt. Concrete is made in plants that emit more CO2 than anything except stationary power plants. Asphalt, of course, is made from asphaltic hydrocarbons, but nearly all asphalt is recycled at least once.?TxDOT unfortunately is only thinking about this surface for mainlanes that are at grade (on built up dirt), which is not so many. Many of the mainlanes are elevated on piers, or what TxDOT calls bridges. All in all though, since it is strong, and concrete is not recycled like asphalt, it has a greener face than some things.

Here is a link to Minnesota DOT Next Gen concrete surface:?http://www.dot.state.mn.us/materials/paveconf/Kramer_grinding.pdf

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Comments on Proposed IDM Chapter 10: Street Paving Design Requirements – 2015 https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/comments-on-proposed-idm-chapter-10-street-paving-design-requirements-2015/ /144/wordpress/comments-on-proposed-idm-chapter-10-street-paving-design-requirements-2015/#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:57:28 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=881 Continue reading »]]> CTC’s thinks that important design standards having major impacts on neighborhoods and conflicting property rights interests are too important not to have the oversight of city council and be incorporated by reference into the city code. This is particularly true with the IDMs (PWE’s Infrastructure Design Manuals).

Following?is an EXCERPT?of what we?submitted to City of Houston Public Works and Engineering (PWE) et al Apr 13, 2015 regarding the Street Paving Design Requirements:

“CTC strongly concurs with the need to adopt rational street paving design standards and requirements and to integrate those standards and requirements into the various and diverse street classifications, pedestrian and driver needs, safety needs, and the diverse residential and commerce environments in Houston, as well as the need to integrate those standards with the other engineering design standards and requirements relating to mobility and quality of life infrastructure in Houston. ?

?“Incorporation by reference into ordinances and integration with other design standards. As with other important infrastructure standards, the provisions adopted in the Chapter 10 street paving design manual or guidance should be incorporated by reference into ordinances for the chapter so they survive other than as mere policies. Incorporating the standards will also help integrate and harmonize them with developer plans and reduce applications for variances promoting further certainty.

?“Any street paving design and classification standards and requirements should be harmonized with l stormwater design standards, l complete street principles, and l the many other related design standards including, but not limited to, l signalization, l left turn lanes, l pedestrian crossing auto-lights and adequate times, l merchant curb cuts and left turns where there is no signal, l ADA ramping, l flooding and detention, l utility rights of way and keeping utilities out of sidewalks, and l green space requirements.

“Integrating the design standards will help cut costs of the overall transportation and mobility environment and will help prevent further damage events to the city and its citizens. A case in point is the Chapter 9 Stormwater Design standards. In addition to our concurrence with comments made through the complete streets steering committee and our specific comments made here, we have previously submitted extensive technical remarks about l Chapter 9 Stormwater Design, supporting, among other things,?pedestrian related pervious materials for sidewalks.

“The city¡¯s design standards require far more particularity and specification than many city actions, but the upside is that they help bring Houston to its place as a world class city, set a clearer path for city government action, and provide greater certainty for existing neighborhoods and developer investments.

“Variances sought by private individuals that would bear on these standards. The use of variances by developers and city planners should be done with only the greatest of caution and should not be the norm. Rarely should any variance cause a deviation from a city adopted standard or requirement for street and mobility use including set backs for walk ways or street width or access.”

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Comments Re SH 288 Proposal for a Holcombe/Ardmore Flyover to the TMC https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/comments-re-sh-288-proposal-for-a-holcombeardmore-flyover-to-the-tmc/ /144/wordpress/comments-re-sh-288-proposal-for-a-holcombeardmore-flyover-to-the-tmc/#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:43:19 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=879 khuyến mãi tiền cược miễn phí]]> Here is the Conclusion CTC reached with regard to the tolled?SH?288 direct connectors to Holcombe Street to The Medical Center (TMC). ?CTC recommended “no build” as to this alternative route into The Medical Center (TMC). CTC thought there was a much better route, eg going up the south of 610, say on Kirby, that would create less congestion. The TxDOT flyover at Holcombe will CAUSE more congestion than it will mitigate. The public is universally opposed to this route. No route should be chosen that would interfere with Complete Streets principles. The project has to be integrated with the TMC Mobility Study. This is an example of TxDOT rejecting each of these points–Holcombe it is.

CTC’S CONCLUSION July 12, 2013:

While CTC generally supports the mobility gains of highway-to-highway direct connectors, we do not see a justifiable purpose and need for the tolled, $28 million Holcombe/Ardmore ¡°288 to TMC¡± flyover that cannot be better served by alternate, more efficient means.

CTC recommends a ¡°no build¡± alternative for a 288 Holcombe/Ardmore flyover to the TMC, at the very least until CoH presents its plans, findings, and funding mechanisms for the TMC Mobility Study. Further TxDOT must include in its EA or reevaluation thereof and public meetings traffic impact analyses and local mobility gains to justify the $28 million cost and congestion impacts and how the tolls could fund proposed mitigation of those impacts on local traffic. The TMC Mobility Study, street network analysis, transit and parking analyses, and other studies must control over any nonlocal TMC facility.

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CTC Comments Summary: re IH-45 all segments (NORTH HOUSTON HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT) https://www.google.com//144/wordpress/ctc-comments-summary-re-ih-45-all-segments-north-houston-highway-improvement-project/ /144/wordpress/ctc-comments-summary-re-ih-45-all-segments-north-houston-highway-improvement-project/#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:25:57 +0000 /144/wordpress/?p=874 Continue reading »]]> CTC uses its information gathering and advocacy principles to develop formal comments and a position paper regarding TxDOT’s proposal for IH-45 redesign from downtown Houston to beyond Beltway 8.

This is the Summary section of our comments. At this stage of TxDOT’s planning, CTC thinks this project needs significant design work to make it functional. HGAC and other stakeholders agree that the project needs more design work, eg improve toll lane access; do not cut off loading docks to Geo R Brown Convention Center.

May 31, 2015

Director of Project Development
TxDOT District Office

The Citizens¡¯ Transportation Coalition (CTC) respectfully submits the following comments regarding the plans and drawings at the 4th Meeting for the IH-45 Project (NORTH HOUSTON HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (CSJ 0912-00-146)).

CTC is a Houston-based, all-volunteer nonprofit transportation organization which advocates multi-modal transportation infrastructure, processes, and solutions that improve access to mobility and quality of life for all. We are committed to the idea that public participation leads to better projects. Since 2004, we have worked to engage residents of the 8-county Houston-Galveston (H-GAC) area in the planning of transportation projects that affect our neighborhoods.

 

Summary

  • CTC thinks that using MAP-21, which was just sprung on the citizens in April 2015 for this project, requires the greatest of caution. The public disclosure and involvement process for this project is too unfinished and too radical to proceed to a DEIS without more fact gathering, public meetings, public disclosures, and input. Much greater efficiency and use of the facilities could be achieved by listening to and integrating downtown, neighborhood, and commercial users preferences while giving up little.
  • This project does not provide an adequate LOS improvement in terms of increase in speeds to warrant its cost, but it does provide safety improvements downtown, and it does promote efficient, multi-use use of the ROW where roads are going to be depressed. Some of the alignment features in Segment 2 are actually counterproductive to safety and need to be changed.
  • The 610/IH-45 interchange ought to be built as one of the first features of the project since it is inherently unsafe.
  • CTC applauds TxDOT¡¯s plans to rebuild the bridges across the corridor.
  • The drainage, flooding, noise, and other environmental issues requiring abatement or mitigation are not usually presented until after the DEIS; this will have to change with MAP-21. The abatement and mitigation plans will have to be modeled and documented and disclosed with the DEIS because of the lack of further public involvement after the DEIS hearings.
  • CTC applauds the use of depressed highway segments and thinks they will do much to promote quality of life and aesthetics that attract business, but since IH-45 is a hurricane evacuation route, the project will need studies of the use of the access roads, adequate drainage and pump horsepower.
  • The managed lanes are not optimally designed for access and revenue and appear to serve as sort of a NAFTA highway. More access options for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks, and transit to make shorter toll trips need to be examined for cost and feasibility. Multi-modality is the law of the land, and use of public funds require support of it.
  • The complex $3Billion Segment 3 design, which is slated to be built first, was just sprung on the public at the April meetings, and is definitely not ready to be adopted as a Preferred Alternative in a DEIS. The downtown Segment 3 is focused more on creating a sort of large circulator to get folks from one highway to another, than with its equally important use of promoting mobility and efficient use of transportation to downtown. Changes are necessary, and they are not mere design refinements that TxDOT can handle outside of public scrutiny and input in Reevaluations.
  • It would help if multiple meetings were held with HNTB and stakeholders¡ªowners and public users– (regardless of how many have already been held) to find out how the streets are actually used downtown. Stadiums, courthouses, and planned dense residences on the east side need better connectors to this system; loading docks to Geo R Brown are blocked. The City has produced its Inner Loop Mobility Study that should be consulted to glean information about traffic patterns.
  • Rethinking should be done about the Pierce Elevated: access by Memorial Drive is cut off. It may be that TxDOT thinks it can sell this land to pay for the downtown segment. It should disclose that.
  • We have to protect our downtown from further hollowing out. Twenty-first century access and aesthetics can be combined and HNTB has the brains to do it. CTC strongly supports the depressed areas of the freeway project and making more efficient use of our earth¡¯s footprint for transportation but wish lists for parks and ROW abandonment may not be the most efficient use. The transportation co-benefit and use of the land as a multi-modal facility (commuter rail, HSR, bus, light rail transit center) either at Geo R Brown or Pierce Elevated should be considered. That could well be worth the funds TxDOT would derive by selling the Pierce Elevated land to land developers.
  • Certain planned access (entrance/exit) design changes in the Segment 2 create demonstrably unsafe conditions for residents and run counter to long-time, historical use, so more design changes are needed here. For example, there is no justifiable corridor purpose in changing Houston to a one way street. Eliminating the Quitman exit in favor of Main which has a light rail on it will drive heavy truck traffic to Main and the light rail or to cut through the neighborhoods at schools.
  • The Segment 1 ROW takings need to be examined and made public as to cost. Businesses slated for taking seem to be cherry-picked based on flood plain maps lacking granularity and data support. Segment 1 continues with the antiquated process of building feeder roads which are a magnet for new development and further congestion. This congestion has to be incorporated into the LOS predictions. In all areas environmental impacts and necessary permits and noise and flooding abatement and increased detention measures have to be presented to the public.
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