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Events & News

Upcoming Events

Tuesday - Friday, September 2 -5
Field Activities for University Classes at Northerly Island and James R. Thompson Center
All university intructors are welcome to a special "Terminal Town" visit to Northerly Island (formerly Meigs Feild Airport) on Sept. 2 and 3 and at our traveling exhibit at the Thompson Center, Sept. 4 and 5. Afternoons, 1 - 4p.m. Click here for more information. Email us at for more details.

Friday, September 19. Noon - 1PM
Midwest High Speed Rail Association Luncheon, hosted by the Chaddick Institute
Maria Choca Urban, of Cook County,  will speak on the new transportation plan being developed by Cook County. Dublin Room, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600.  Registration is $30 with box lunch provided, or $20 w/o lunch. Click here to register.

September, TBA
Transportation Research Forum Brown Bag Lunch: "Transit Future: An Initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Active Transportation Alliance".
Join our discussion with leaders Jacky Grimshaw and Ron Burke about their program's goals and visually impressive website, Free with RSVP. Dublin Room, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600. Email to RSVP. Bring your lunch!

October, TBA
10th bi-Annual Chaddick Institute Study Trip
Stay tuned for details on our 10th study trip to a midwestern city! Check back in late August for details, or email us at Click here for information on the Chaddick Institute Study Trip program!

October 1-3, 2014 
American Planning Association- Illinois State Conference
Join our delegation attending this years APA-IL conference in Evanston, IL. Visit our display table in the exhibit area! For more information on the conference, Click Here! If you are interested in joining the delegation, please email:  As part of the conference, we will also take part in the full-day 'Planning Officials' Track. For more information, Click Here & to Register, Click Here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 11:30AM - 1PM
IALI/Chaddick Institute 4th Annual Lunch Lecture
This year's event will feature Michael G. Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Please mark your calendars for this complimentary luncheon event and watch for registration details in the coming weeks. Email for more information.

Friday, November 21, 2014.  6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
"Terminal Town" Celebratory Banquet
We invite you to our highly anticipated banquet as part of our special project, "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City", at Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St.  Includes special video production to recognize leading figures in the construction and preservation of air, bus, and train terminals in the region. View banquet information.  Register for event. For additional information email:

Recent News

"Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (PDF, 14 pages). Released February 6, 2014.

"Motoring into the Mainstream: Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (PDF, 16 pages). Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Year-in-Review.  Released on January 14, 2014.