Formulation of the Interagency Coordination Team for the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas Project

Implementation of a Real-Time, Paratransit Scheduling System at DART
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) implemented the GIRO/ACCES paratransit scheduling system for its HandiRides and DARTABOUT paratransit programs. HandiRides serves elderly and disabled...

Estimating Load Impacts on Highway Structures Using the National Bridge Inventory Database
The issuance of single and multiple permits to operate vehicles exceeding legal weight limits, along with the policy-level analysis of bridge impacts induced by changes in vehicle size...

Built-Up Compression Members for Noval Structural Systems
This paper discusses built-up compression members used in novel structural systems for two high-rise buildings: InterFirst Plaza at Dallas Main Center and Columbus Center in New York....

Crisis Management Training at Nuclear Facilities: Simulations in Bomb Threats
Substantial enhancements to the study of the theoretical and applied foundations of crisis management have been achieved in recent years. Whereas risk managers study 'the probability that...

Meeting Instream Flow Needs of Lower Colorado River in Texas
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), an agency of the State of Texas, manages the surface waters of the lower Colorado River in Texas. The major water supply source in the lower...

Multiobjective Models for Determining Fresh Water Inflows to Bays and Estuaries
This paper presents two formulations of multiobjective models for the estuary management problem that are based on goal programming procedures. The multiobjectives are selected to be minimum...

Real-Time Water-Control System for the Trinity River, Texas
To provide information for improved flood prevention and control in the Trinity river basin in Texas, we developed a real-time water-control system that (1) retrieves rainfall and streamflow...

Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Texas—Innovative Solution to Long-Term Water Needs
Through conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water, the Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) has designed a water supply system for the City of Kerrville, Texas that saves 80 percent...

Texas High Speed Rail Ridership Forecasting
On May 28, 1991, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority made a decision to implement a High Speed Rail (HSR) system in the `Texas Triangle,' which would connect five of Texas' largest cities...

Evaluation of Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrient Trends in the Houston Ship Channel from Historical Statewide Monitoring Data
Dissolved oxygen and selected nutrient trends in the Houston Ship Channels (Texas Water Commission (TWC) segments 1007, 1006 and 1005) during the period of 1969 through 1990 were evaluated...

Watershed Effects on the Value of Marshes to Fisheries
Watershed size and rainfall patterns are among the factors that influence the extent to which fishery species use estuarine marshes as nurseries. We examined three Texas bays with different...

An Interagency Approach to Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material
Environmental considerations resulted in the development and planned implementation of environmentally beneficial dredged material disposal in connection with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'...

Study of the Circulatory and Salinity Changes in Galveston Bay, Texas by Using a Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Model
The effects of tides and freshwater inflows on the circulation and salinity changes in Galveston Bay are investigated numerically by using three-dimensional hydrodynamic and transport...

Evaluation of Airborne Video Imagery for Distinguishing Intertidal Oyster Reefs
We evaluated the effectiveness of airborne video imagery in distinguishing and mapping oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs in Aransas Bay on the southern Texas gulf coast. Imagery obtained...

Coastal America Gulf of Mexico Region Implementation Strategy
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Implementation Team (GMRIT) is composed of Federal and State agency representatives from the five Gulf Coast States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...

A New Look at the Statistical Estimation of PMP
The statistical base of Hershfield's Kmvalue Method and its application for estimating Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) were reviewed. The mathematical...

Reservoir Regulation and Real-Time Models for Trinity River Flood Prevention and Control
After unprecedented flooding from the Spring of 1989 through 1991 in the Trinity River basin, the Texas legislature allocated funds for flood related studies in Senate Bill 1543 (1991)....

Water Resource Management on the Texas High Plains: Controlled Chaos or a Model of Efficiency?
Rarely is a region's social and economic well-being more closely tied to a particular resource than on the semi-arid Texas High Plains, where the water supply is variable, often limited...

Plans for a Sensitivity Analysis of Bridge-Scour Computations
Plans for an analysis of the sensitivity of Level 2 bridge-scour computations are described. Cross-section data from 15 bridge sites in Texas are modified to reflect four levels of field...

 

 

 

 

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