ASCE-Southern Colorado Live Webinar:
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Randy Grauberger, Project Director - CO SW Chief and FRPR Comm.
Topic: Rail Commission activities related to FRPR and Amtrak's SW Chief

Due to the Colorado Safer-At-Home Order, the ASCE Southern Colorado (SoCo) Branch is going virtual! Please join us for a live webinar on Thursday, January 14, 2021. This Webinar is free for all! We would love to see you at this event.

Join ASCE-SoCo for a webinar presentation by Randy Grauberger, Project Director for the Colorado Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail (FRPR) Commission on Thursday, February 11th from 12pm to 1pm. Randy will provide a presentation highlighting the status of the Rail Commission activities related to the FRPR and Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. The Rail Commission is tasked with facilitating the implementation and operation of future passenger rail plans along the Front Range Corridor between Pueblo and Fort Collins. The project team builds on past studies to determine what course of action will best support making passenger rail a reality on the Front Range. The project development process includes a range of alternatives including policy and governing structure, stakeholder engagement, and Pre-National Environmental Policy Act (Pre-NEPA) planning. The Rail Commission is also charged with working with Amtrak, BNSF Railway, and neighboring states of Kansas and New Mexico to ensure that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief long-distance train connecting Chicago to Los Angeles continues to provide service to SE Colorado.

Please register using the link below. Meeting information will be sent after registration is received.
ASCE-Structural Engineering Institue (SEI) Colorado Chapter Live Webinar:
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Paul S. Chinowski, University of Colorado Boulder
Topic: The Cost of Infrastructure Climate Adaptation

Climate change is the most challenging ethical, financial, and design concern for engineers of our time. This statement is not only bold, it is rapidly encompassing the challenge that is facing public and private project developers. Climate change projections show distinct changes in many geographic areas in terms of precipitation, temperature, wind, and snow. These projections are in turn revealing potential weaknesses in our infrastructure including vulnerabilities in the stormwater, rail, road, and building sectors. This talk addresses these concerns along with efforts being made on local and national levels to address the issue. Adaptation efforts by the EPA, counties, and states provide a background for understanding the challenge of how and when to address climate change.

Paul Chinowsky is the Director of the Program in Environmental Design and Professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prof. Chinowsky has worked locally, nationally, and internationally assisting decision-makers in determining adaptation approaches to infrastructure vulnerable to projected climate change impacts. His models have been used by groups including the US EPA, the World Bank, and the United Nations as well as states, counties, and private companies.

Zoom Meeting: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/98357665136, Meeting ID: 983 5766 5136
Fountain Creek Watershed Food Control & Greenway District Survey:

The Fountain Creek Watershed Food Control and Greenway District is conducting a survey to help guide their future efforts. We would greatly appreciate your participation in the survey.