Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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Cafe Trio 
4558 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Chad Charest 
Kansas City Section 

 January 2018 Meeting

KC Section and EWRI KC Luncheon Meeting

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 Wednesday, January 17, 2018

11:30 Registration/Networking
11:45 Lunch
12:00 Presentation
$30 per person - Members
$20 per person - Students and Life Members
Please RSVP no later than noon on Monday, January 15th, 2018.  


Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority Project 

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The Rock Island Railroad Corridor is a 17.7 mile out-of-service freight railroad corridor acquired by Jackson County, Missouri in partnership with the KCATA in early 2016. The Rock Island has long been identified as an ideal way to connect the Kansas City Region to the KATY Trail and as a corridor to preserve for future multi-modal transit. Due to the multi-modal nature of this corridor, this is not a typical rail-trail and requires some unique engineering and design elements. We’ll discuss these unique challenges as well as the past, present and future of the Rock Island Corridor.


Matt Davis, MPA - Project Coordinator

Matt Davis is the Program Coordinator for the Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority of Jackson County, Missouri. He is a Kansas City native with a passion for community development, active transportation and the outdoors. Matt’s varied background includes work in Community Engagement, Advocacy, Bike-Share, Commuter Alternatives, Healthy Food and Program Management. He holds a Political Science undergraduate degree from Rockhurst University and a Master of Public Administration from the Bloch School at UMKC. 

Josh Boehm - Development Manager

Josh Boehm is the Development Manager for the Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority of Jackson County, Missouri. He has a background in urban design, land use policy, and transit-oriented development. Prior to joining the Rock Island team, he was an Urban Planner at BNIM, where his projects included the City’s Transit-Oriented Development Policy and the Phase 2 Streetcar / Light Rail Extension Plan. Josh has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning & Design and Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.