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Pavaho Pumps in New York!

The three concrete Volute pumps for the new Pavaho Pump Station are in New York. The new stormwater pumping station scheduled for completion in the summer of 2012, features the largest pumps of this type to be installed in the United States. These pumps will increase the water pumping capacity from 75,000 gallons per minute to 375,000 per minute. The station is located on Canada Drive. The pumps will arrive in Dallas after the New Year.

Jingle all the Way

The Trinity Strand Foundation is focused on connecting a hike and bike trail, between the Katy Trail along the old meanders of the Trinity River, before it was moved to its present day location to the Trinity Levee Top Trail.

To raise funds for this important urban trail project, they promote the Dallas Jingle Bell Run each year.

This year, it will again be underwritten by the Mavericks Foundation and the participants will bring out their families and even pets all dressed in holiday attire to run, walk, jump, sing, jingle, and sparkle along the trail!

Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike in February

Lace up those hiking boots and plan to join the fun with the North Texas Orienteering Association and the City of Dallas on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The Trinity River Corridor Project is planning the next forest adventure and we want you to be part of it. Orienteering is like a road rally but it is conducted on foot! It is a timed trial where pairs of people find their way from one forest marker to another by using a compass and a map. The maps are placed in plastic bags to keep them dry. Registration will be available at in January.

December 9, 2011
2011 Transportation Crossroads Conference
Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


December 15, 2011
Late Night Third Thursday
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas, TX 75217
Or call 214-398-8722
Free Admission
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


December 21, 2011
Dallas Jingle Bell Run
Trinity Strand Foundation

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
6:30 p.m. for 1 mile fun walk/run
7:00 p.m. for 5K run


January 20- March 3, 2011
White Steel, Blue Skies
The Trinity, Images that Inspire
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St
Dallas TX 75204
Phone: 214.671.0045
Reception on January 20, 6:00 p.m.

Audubon Center
The Texas Buckeye Trail
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Trinity Trust Foundation
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings


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Infrastructure Forum

The 2011 "12th Annual SAME Infrastructure Forum" was held Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:30 am - 5:00 p.m., at the Ellison Miles Geotechnical Institute, on the campus of Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX.
The forum’s theme was "Excellence in Leveraging Technology".  Programs ranged from the United States Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Jason Vazquez discussing the Corps Fort Worth District projects to Texas Department of Transportation’s Tony Hartzel showcasing the new CAD and mapping technologies utilized within the agency. Other sessions included:
  • IT Concerns In Public Agencies
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Technology Applications for Project Management
The keynote speaker was Jim Cline, P.E., President – Denton County Transportation Authority. His topic was “A Different Look at the Applications of Technology – Operation Enduring Freedom, 2010-11” based on his engineering work in Afghanistan.



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