Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: When requested by a local taxing unit, an appraisal district is required to complete a reappraisal as soon as practicable of all property damaged in an area that the Governor declares a disaster area. The local taxing unit requesting the reappraisal must pay all the costs involved. If more than one taxing unit requests the reappraisal, all requesting taxing units share the costs based on the proportion of taxes imposed in the
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) welcomes new board members Ray Jackson, Jon-Bertrell Killen, Dominique Torres and Catherine Cuellar.
Jackson, Killen and Torres are City of Dallas representatives while Cuellar represents Dallas and the City of Cockrell Hill.
Ray Jackson is Managing Partner of the Jackson Law Firm. He was named one of America's Premier Lawyers and one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and Eclipse Magazine. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts in
"Guys, this is getting awkward," billionaire Elon Musk told a group of students from Switzerland as they struggled to control their Hyperloop pod. If all goes well, their pod would eventually travel at more than 700mph (1,120km/h), propelling people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in half an hour, instead of six hours in a car or an hour-long flight. But this is early days and the students are testing their pod for the first time on a nearly mile-long vacuum tube track
Words cannot describe the catastrophic situation unfolding in Houston and Southeast Texas. As daylight dawned this morning, the scope of the devastation began to come into clearer focus, and it will probably take months, if not years, to fully recover from damage of this magnitude. The total rainfall from the storm is likely to tally up to a widespread 15 to 30 inches, with a few localized spots picking up 50 inches or more. Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a
President Trump predicted Monday that Texas will receive swift emergency funding from Congress to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “I think you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress, certainly from the president,” Trump told reporters at a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. “You’re going to get your funding. It’s a terrible tragedy.” Trump added that he expects to see an emergency spending request on his desk “fairly soon,” and b
A consortium led by US construction firm Aecom has secured more than £4.2m ($5.2m) of funding from the UK government to test the use of autonomous vehicles to move people around airports, hospitals, malls and other centres. The pilot project includes the design, development and testing of “pods on-demand” (PODs), and will culminate in on-road public trials at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As well as developing PODs, the project will test technologies that allow the v
The Los Angeles’ local government has painted a number of streets white in an effort to lower temperatures. Coating a road in a lighter colour can reflect heat, as opposed to dark asphalt which absorbs 80 - 95% of sunlight.
The layering costs up to $40,000 per mile and lasts for five to seven years.
According to Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services results from preliminary testing have shown that a light grey coating reduces temperatures by 10 degrees.
The Cool Pavemen
The Binhe Yellow River Bridge is located in Yinchun, the capital of northern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and opened to traffic in April 2016 after 28 months of construction.
The double-cable suspension bridge connects Yinchuan city center with the Binhe New Area. The bridge is 6,587m long and eight lanes wide, is supported by six 98m tall towers, each with cables that span to a total of 218m. It was designed by the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute.
Last October, Shelly & Sands, a prime highway contractor, installed RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) arrays in two Ohio work zones. The installation, conducted in partnership with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Ohio Contractors Association (OCA), tested the effectiveness of TRPS arrays in Ohio work zones. Temporary portable rumble strips are designed to alert distracted drivers through sound and vibration, as drivers traverse the rumble strips
More than 1,600 neo-Panamax ships have passed through the expanded Panama Canal since its opening on June 26, 2016. According to CBRE U.S. MarketFlash: "The Panama Canal One Year Later," the majority (82%) have been container or liquefied natural and petroleum gas vessels. The number of neo-Panamax ships calling on Eastern ports is expected to increase now that the clearing height of the Bayonne Bridge in New York has been raised. CBRE analysts noted that "this was a critical