Case Study: The Alton Multi-Modal Transportation Facility
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us for a detailed case study of a major regional transportation planning project with many moving pieces which, when completed, will serve as the passenger rail gateway to the St. Louis region.
Presenters will include:
For many years, the City of Alton has been a favored Amtrak destination for people wishing to take the train to and from Chicago without having to travel to downtown St. Louis to board the train. Over the years, the existing Amtrak station outgrew its usefulness and City officials started the process of finding a new location that could offer modern amenities, connect with other forms of transportation, provide easy access to quality housing, and take into the account the historic and environmental attributes of the Alton area.
In 2011, the City was awarded a TIGER III grant in the amount of $13.85 million to finance infrastructure improvements for this development. The City worked with numerous federal, state, and local entities, including Parson Brinckerhoff (on behalf of IDOT) to ensure that the development fit into regional and state transportation plans. Finally, the City worked with The HeartLands Conservancy to revise its zoning ordinance to ensure that the development would be especially well-designed (the City had previously worked with the Conservancy and Williams Creek Consulting to ensure that a stream on the proposed site was properly protected).
1.0 CM Credits Pending
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234
11:30 - 12:00 Registration
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Presentation
No later than Friday, April 18th at NOON
Lunch Menu - Select One:
All choices include a choice of French fries or chips. Beverages also provided.