MoPac and the Expensive Mess That Never Ends

The Austin Chronicle » As construction continues on MoPac’s long overdue toll lanes, CH2M, the Colorado-based engineering company responsible for the project’s design and construction – originally scheduled for completion in Sep­tem­ber 2015 – reported in its March 31 quarterly report that its disruption of Austin’s westside commute was “approximately 75% complete.” The delays have come with extreme cost overruns at CH2M; the company estimated them at $121.3 million in March, and blamed both the cost and delays on seemingly everything short of a plague of locusts

2017-08-09T10:33:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Design-Build, Highways, Texas, Tolling|

Dallas mayor proposes new public-private partnership to build Trinity River Park

The Dallas Morning News » Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants a new group with a “single-minded focus” to make a long-awaited park along the Trinity River a reality. Next week, officials will brief the City Council on a plan to create a “local government corporation” to take on the Trinity River park project. The public-private partnership would be responsible for working out the details of planning and building the new park, which would span 200 acres between the Margaret McDermott Bridge and the Ron Kirk Bridge.

2017-08-10T08:16:59+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Parks, Public-Private Partnerships, Texas|

Toll Roads Take Another Hit in Texas House

News Radio 1200 WOAI » Texas’ lower legislative house has passed a bill that is the latest step in the effort to make toll roads less profitable and to hasten their demise.

2017-06-28T12:40:36+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Highways, Texas, Tolling|
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