Analysis of Vessel and Vehicle Queues at Moveable Bridges
This paper describes procedures and the analysis developed to evaluate three different replacement options for the existing S.E. 17th Street Causeway moveable bridge which crosses the...

A Wind Tunnel Study of an Aeroelastic Model of the Florida Suncoast Dome
Very large scale cable domes have been built using prestressed, high strength steel cable or strand, steel tube columns and a lightweight fiberglass skin. Geiger Engineers Florida Suncoast...

An Isolated Wetland Used for Stormwater Treatment
A marsh used for stormwater management showed gradually increasing levels of pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity in the flow path. The system was especially effective in removing suspended...

Innovative Wetland Re-creation in Urban Setting
The project site is a 106 hectare, mixed-used, commercial development east of Tampa, Florida and at the westerly limit of the town of Brandon, Florida. Delaney Creek traverses the site...

Long-Term Performance of Wet Detention Ponds
Wet detention is a technology which has been successfully applied in recent years to improve stormwater runoff quality in urban areas. Since most systems have a short operational history,...

Innovation and Diversification—The Key to our Future Water Supply
Water resources management must modernize, innovate, and diversify to meet the challenges of tomorrow: reliable water supply sources of acceptable quality, a cost-effective approach to...

A Watershed Approach to Water Quality Criteria
Water quality has been managed historically using water quality criteria implemented through the NPDES permitting process. Many water bodies have water quality better than that defined...

The Strategic Development of a Sole Source Aquifer to Improve Water Quality While Minimizing Environmental Impact
A water supply project is currently underway which prevents future degradation of a sole source aquifer while providing a groundwater resource with limited usage restrictions. Salt water...

Case Study: Storm Water Analysis of Manatee Pocket in Martin County, Florida
storm water pollutant loading rates from a 6,000 acre urban watershed were analyzed for source determination of contamination to the receiving water. The receiving water body, Manatee...

A Pavement Management System for Port Orange
The city of Port Orange, Florida, with a population of approximately 35,000, initiated an investigation to develop a simple yet comprehensive pavement management system for their 143-mile...

Planning for Electronic Toll Collection
With major plans for toll plaza expansion to accommodate growing patronage, the Florida Turnpike had to consider options for reducing future right-of-way acquisition and still provide...

High Speed Transportation for the 21st Century: Florida's High Speed Rail and Maglev Projects
This paper presents a brief status report on the State of Florida high speed ground transportation efforts. It includes a description of the amended high speed transportation act in Florida...

Land Use Planning and HSGT Station Development: The Maglev Grand Terminal/International Drive Experience
In 1996, the Future arrives in Orange County, Florida. It is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the high-tech, high-speed ground transportation magnetic levitation train, connecting the Orlando...

A Combined Noise Model for HSGT Traffic
Environmental concerns are high on the list of possible problem areas for proposed high speed ground transportation (HSGT) systems. A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Traffic...

Estimating the Ground Transportation Impacts of the Maglev System
This paper will examine the planning process required to conduct a transportation analysis for a high speed ground transportation system, utilizing the Orlando experience as an example....

Potential Statewide Impacts of Florida's Proposed High Speed Rail System
This paper presents a summary of the findings from an analysis of the potential statewide impacts resulting from the construction and operation of a high speed intercity rail system in...

Selection and Analysis of Florida's High-Speed/Intercity Rail Routes
Events during 1990 and 1991 in Florida's High-Speed Rail Franchise process have driven the project toward the status of a public works project. With greater public participation than originally...

What Happened to High Speed Rail in Florida?
This paper presents a critical analysis of the 1980s Florida endeavor to develop by private sector franchise America's first true high speed rail system, its failure, and some lessons...

The NS&T Intensive Bioeffects Surveys: Design Strategies and Preliminary Results
Intensive bioeffects surveys are conducted in selected areas where chemical data from the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program indicate greatest potential for contaminant-related...

Holocene Sedimentation and Coastal Wetlands Response to Rising Sea Level at the Aucilla River Mouth, a Low Energy Coast in the Big Bend Area of Florida
The shallow dip of the Florida carbonate platform results in low wave energy on Florida Big Bend coasts. Therefore sedimentation is dominated by river-and tidal-hydrodynamics near the...

 

 

 

 

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