Archive for December, 2017

Please plan to join KC ASCE and EWRI for their monthly January Luncheon presented by Matt Davis, MPA (Project Coordinator) and Josh Boehm (Development Manager) on Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority. This meeting is scheduled to be held at Cafe Trio by the Plaza.

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsor – Forterra BP:

Sign up for this meeting here:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eew97dwud0ac4cfd&llr=nj4vwaoab

The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority (RIRCA) was established to manage and maintain the Rock Island Corridor, which Jackson County acquired in the spring of 2016.

The 17.7-mile corridor stretches from Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums south through Raytown and into Lee’s Summit. Transforming a portion of the Rock Island Corridor into a shared use path will commence immediately. Corridor planning and design will focus on preservation of the national rail network corridor’s integrity, most notably the railroad corridor’s unencumbered continuity, and on multi-modal transportation options as the corridor remains available for freight service.

 

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The Kansas City Section and Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter will host their annual joint meeting on December 19, 2017 at the Grand Street Cafe. This meeting is sponsored by The University of Kansas Edwards Campus Program.

Sign up through this link :  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nj4vwaoab&oeidk=a07eeu4q4lz15be047d

Our speaker will be Jason Waldron, P.E. – KC Streetcar Program Manager / Kansas City, Missouri .

 

Jason Waldron is a registered professional engineer with experience in program, project, and construction management for a variety of roadway, trailway, and railway projects.  He has been involved with the Kansas City Streetcar Project from the early conceptual planning, through design and construction and into passenger service.  Jason has spent the last four years with the City of Kansas City, MO and currently serves as the Program Manager for KC Streetcar.  Mr. Waldron is a graduate of Iowa State University.

The Presentation will focus on:

Hear the story of how Kansas City’s modern streetcar program transformed its downtown with unprecedented ridership and economic development. Follow the KC Streetcar roll from planning, through construction and into passenger service. Understand the funding and public-private partnerships that were used to develop a funding strategy.  Learn how the project provided an opportunity to address other infrastructure needs and serve as a catalyst for innovation.

The Kansas City Streetcar was recently awarded the ASCE Society Level Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award for 2017. What an accomplishment for Kansas City, Missouri!

Read Here about the Award : http://news.asce.org/innovation-in-sustainability-award-winner-transforms-kansas-city/ 

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