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EdB has written 6 posts for Citizens' Transportation Coalition

Houston to Dallas in under 90 minutes

Texas Central Railway (TCR) is a private for-profit company working to bring high-speed rail to the Houston to Dallas/Fort Worth corridor.  We beat 96 other US routes that were evaluated.  Why? Because our route has an almost optimal distance of 240 miles, is relatively flat, Texas has a pro business environment, and the route has … Continue reading »

Chapter 9 Infrastructure Design Manual

          Super Neighborhood Alliance (SNA) Chapter 9 Comments  ___ •  What’s at Stake? Increased Risk of Flooding Reduced Detention and Drainage Capacity Rising Insurance Rates Decreasing Economic Competitiveness •   What Needs to Change? •     Chapter 9 should be revised to insure consistent and transparent enforcement and eliminate unwarranted variances (§ 9.02.A.2). Chapter 9’s standards for evaluating … Continue reading »

Comments on the Revised Chapter 9 of the IDM

Update:  The public meeting on Wednesday June 12th has been cancelled. The public comment period for revisions to Chapter 9 of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual closes on May 24, 2013.  Comments must be submitted to standardsreviewcommittee@houstontx.gov no later than that date.  The draft of the revisions for Chapter 9  was released prior … Continue reading »

Chapter 42 Passes

Chapter 42 of the City of Houston, Code of Ordinances passed as proposed by the Mayor’s administration with minor amendments at the April 24, 2013, Houston City Council with only three votes against: CM Andrew Burks, CM Helena Brown, and CM Jerry Davis. CM Laster’s two amendments passed as well. CM Laster’s amendment to reduce … Continue reading »

Chapter 9 comments

These comments were given to the City in September 2012 regarding the Chapter 9 Review: Overview – Chapter 9 of the City of Houston Design Manual, Stormwater Design Requirements, is up for comments. We have reviewed Chapter 9 and recommend that the following changes be made in order to prevent future flooding. Our central concern … Continue reading »

Stop Houston Flooding – Need Your Help NOW!

Overview – Chapter 9 of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual, Stormwater Design Requirements, is up for comments. We have reviewed Chapter 9 and recommend that the following changes be made in order to prevent future flooding. Our central concern is the yearly rise in Base Flood Elevations and the increase in the size … Continue reading »