April 2014 Luncheon

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:

  • Matt Asselmeier, MPA, AICP - Deputy Director of Development & Housing - City of Alton
  • Stephen Ibendahl, ASLA RLA - Sustainability Planner - The HeartLands Conservancy
  • Jeff Moody - Manager - Missouri Division - Williams Creek Consulting
  • Bruce Nelson - Senior Principal Technical Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff

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

Porter’s Steakhouse
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr.
Collinsville, IL  62234

11:30 - 12:00 Registration
12:00 - 1:30   Lunch & Presentation


Members:  $15
Non-Members:  $18
Students:  $10

Registration Deadline:
No later than Friday, April 18th at NOON

Lunch Menu - Select One:

  • All American Burger: pickle, lettuce, tomato, red onion, choice of cheeses.
  • Chicken Salad: fresh roasted chicken breast, crisp celery, roasted almonds, dried.
  • Pepperloin Sandwich: grilled pepperloin on broiche bun, steak butter, onion straws.
  • Porter's Classic Club: fresh roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, ham salami, crisp applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo

All choices include a choice of French fries or chips.  Beverages also provided.

Click here to register.