Join us in downtown Springfield this September and get to know Central Illinois!
All aboard the APA Express: It's a bird, it's a plane, it’s a train with CM credits! New this year: grab an APA-IL Amtrak ticket to Springfield and earn CM along the way! Ride from Chicago to Springfield for ONLY $25 --- AND --- earn 3 CM credits! See details below...
For all mobile workshops during the conference, please be in the Wyndham Hotel's lobby 15 minutes prior to departure.
Please note: we're finalizing details for these great tours, some details are subject to change
Travel Amtrak to #APAIL18 - Earn CM!
All aboard the APA-IL Express: It's a bird, it's a plane, it’s a train with CM credits!
That's right... in an APA-IL first, we are offering 3 transportation focused mobile workshops each worth 1 CM credit!
APA-IL has reserved a private Amtrak car that leaves Chicago Union Station to Springfield the morning of September 26th. Attendees will be able to board our train car at Chicago Union Station, Joliet Gateway Center train station, or Uptown Station in Normal. Mobile workshops will begin at each station. Ride from Chicago and collect them all! Join us in Joliet and earn 2 CMs. Hope on the train in Normal and earn 1 CM. That's one small step for man, and one giant leap for urban planners in Illinois.
Please note - these private tickets can be obtained when you register for your mobile workshops; this is a one-way ticket. You must obtain a ticket for the ride back home through Amtrak.com. The APA-IL is not responsible for Amtrak delays.
Amtrak Session Topics:
Order of sessions to be announced.
Planning for Zero
Vision Zero is a bold initiative that aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries due to traffic crashes. Simply put, there should not be such a high cost to mobility. But how do we get there? As planners, how does planning for zero deaths differ from traditional planning for transportation?
Speaker: Stacey Meekins, AICP, Sam Schwartz Engineering
A Blueprint to the Future – IDOT’s Multi-Year Program and What It Means for Illinois’ Planners
Every year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) creates a six-year multi-year program (MYP) that details how Illinois will invest transportation dollars in the state and local highway system. This session will help familiarize attendees with the MYP to identify planning opportunities for communities, counties or regions. We will also discuss important elements of IDOT’s transportation asset management plan (TAMP), which is a strategy develop and implement a data-driven decision process that supports the use of analytical tools and life cycle strategies to reduce the rate of system deterioration as cost effectively as possible.
Speaker: Jamie Simone, AICP, IDOT
I-84 Multimodal Station , Hartford, CT
Project Description: The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is investigating the need to reconstruct Interstate 84 (I-84) through Hartford, CT. The preferred alternative, Alternative 3 - Lowered Highway Alternative, calls for the relocation of the Amtrak rail line and station. The project studies the location of a new multimodal station that would accommodate Amtrak, commuter rail, intercity bus and local bus services.
Speaker: Gina Trimarco, AICP, TranSystems
Travel Amtrak to #APAIL18 - Walking directions
Are you riding the rails with us? Getting from Springfield Station to the conference is easy! The Wyndham is just .4 miles away from Amtrak.
Here are some easy walking directions to our hotel:
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701
Head east on E Washington St toward N 4th St
Turn right onto S 6th St/E Old State Capitol Plaza
Turn left onto E Adams St (the Wyndham will be on your right)