August 31, 2017

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 in...

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...

August 29, 2017

"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...

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...

August 28, 2017

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....

August 28, 2017

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 cu...

August 28, 2017

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 Angele...

August 28, 2017

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...

August 28, 2017

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 Oh...

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 p...

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