Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trinity River Vision Authority Live Look At Bridges Not Being Built & Other Nonsense

Last night I found myself blogging about the attempt to Stop Another Stolen TRWD Board Election after Elsie Hotpepper sent me a couple TRWD election mailers targeting senior citizens with ridiculous propaganda about an evil Dallas man supposedly trying to control Fort Worth's water.

Thinking about corrupt mailers had me thinking that the troublesome stepchild of the Tarrant Regional Water  District known as the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision, or America's Biggest  Boondoggle and the quarterly updates which used to show up every three months when  I had a Fort  Worth mailbox.

These TRVA UPDATES were always slick full color pieces of incredibly shameless propaganda touting all the amazing imaginary wonders that had taken place, or would take place in the previous or upcoming quarter. Or at an imaginary time far in the future.

I figured the TRV Boondogglers were still wasting money with an online version of their quarterly update, along with wasting money with the printed version.

So, I went to the Trinity River Vision Authority website where I soon found myself amused and appalled by what I saw, just on the entry page. That is a screen cap of the TRVA website's entry page you see above. A big banner at the top touting the beginning of bridge construction. A live cam of bridge progress not in motion. A link to a page about the "Panther Island Signature Bridges", a screen cap of part of the bridge page is what you see below.
Construction on these simple little non-signature bridges has been stalled for over a year, yet the Boondoggle still has live cams showing the non-progress on two of the bridges.

The propaganda about the bridges on this page devoted to them is also appalling and amusing...

The Trinity River Vision is no longer a vision, it is a reality. For several years, work along the Trinity River has been on-going preparing for this project milestone. The signature bridges are a collaborative effort between the Trinity River Vision Authority, TxDOT, City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The three signature bridges positioned along the realigned Trinity River will begin construction in late summer 2014. The estimated construction cost for all bridges is $66 million. Serving as the gateways to Panther Island, the bridges create the foundation for a unique, urban waterfront community. The project partners will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience of this major construction project and will utilize multiple methods to keep residents and business owners informed. 

No longer a vision? But a reality?

Another amusing, appalling, embarrassing tidbit on this page is...

Estimated Project Schedule

Late 2014 - Early 2018
Late 2014 - Early 2018
Late 2014 - Early 2018

Eventually I found my way to the Trinity River Vision Authority online version of their quarterly update, the cover of which you see below.

But, this blogging has already gone long, well before I got to the UPDATE part, so I think the Trinity River Vision Authority Spring UPDATE will be the next thing I blog about, likely later today....

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