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Events & News

Please click h​ere​ for our travel forecast of the U.S. intercity bus industry over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

For recent highlights of Chaddick programs, click here​.​

"​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City"
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present our special transportation festival, running September 2014-September 2015.  Please visit our new website​​ for information regarding this special festival!

Upcoming Events​​​

​Thursday, December 3 - 9 AM-12 PM
​Annual Real Estate Center DePaul Conference
Annual conference co-hosted with the DePaul Real Estate Center focuses on linear park development and design and how development professionals and urban planners can work in tandem to spur residential development and bring a higher quality of life to neighborhoods.  We have several panelists who can bring a local and national perspective on this topic, including our keynote speaker, Paul Morris, of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., one of the largest and most ambitious projects of its type.  Click here for more information​​.  $45 registration fee includes breakfast.  Register online here​.  A 10% organizational discount is available for groups of three or more.  To register your group, please email Justin Plaetzler at​.  DePaul University Conference Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 8th floor.  Email​ with any questions.

​Tuesday, December 15 - Noon-1 PM
​Transportation Research Forum "Brown Bag Lunch" with John Hilkevitch
Join us for a discussion at our next "Brown Bag Lunch," featuring John Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune Transportation reporter who will be leaving the paper after 38 years.  Many of you are familiar with Mr. Hilkevitch's popular "Getting Around" column and insightful reporting on local transportation.  Bring your lunch and bring a friend.  Free.  Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1600.  Email​ to resgister.  Seating is limited.

Thursday, December 17 - 5:30 PM
Chaddick Holiday Reception
Please note, date and time may still change so check back after December 1.  Join the Chaddick team and friends for our annual holiday reception at our office, 243 S. Wabash, Suite 9000, as we reflect on another successful year of research and events, and look forward to 2016.  Light refreshments will be served along with a side of good discussion and revelry!  Free.  Please contact​ with questions or to RSVP.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 4-5 PM
Unveiling of "2015 Year In Review of Intercity Bus Service"
Join the Chaddick Institute team in Washington, DC for an event unveiling our new study, "2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States." There will be a presentation and discussion from 4-5 PM, followed by an optional dinner gathering at 6 PM. This free event is only a few blocks away from the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference. Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, Washington DC. Email​ to RSVP or for more information.

Recent Publications

The Digitally Connected​ Commuter: Tracking the Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago Suburban Trains by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Marisa Schulz, Ryan Forst, Matt Michel, and Martin Sellers.  Published July 14, 2015.  Download a copy of this study​​.​  To reach the study team, email​

Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base:  2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Gary Scott and Martin Sellers.  Download a copy of this study​

Joseph P. Schwieterman's Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, Train Stations and Steamship Landings: 1939 - present. (Lake Forest College Press, 2014, 301 pages). Includes 215 color photographs and 20 custom maps. Featured in the Chicago Tribune! Click here​ for information​.​​