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Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Downtown Glenview Walkin​​g Tour (9:30 AM)
The Chaddick Institute's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) will host its annual "Downtown Walking Tour" this July in Glenview, Illinois.  This traditional North Shore suburb has embarked on an ambitious plan to revitalize it's village downtown, including a rebuilt Metra train station, public library, repurposed Dominick's grocery store, and riverwalk along the North Branch of the Chicago River.  Tours are lead by staff from the municipality for in depth analysis and discussion about the projects we will see.  The tour is free, with an optional lunch at a local restaurant to follow. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
High Speed Rail Brown Bag Lunch w/Stadler USA President, Stephen Bonina (Noon - 1 PM)
Join us for a Midwest High Speed Rail Association brown bag lunch featuring Stephan Bonina of Stadler USA--the first company to build train sets approved for U.S operations using the FRA's alternative crash worthiness standards.  Hosted by Chaddick Institute.  Location: School of Public Service, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600.  To register, click here​! Free.

May 21-23, 2017
Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference
The Chicago chapter for Transportation Research Forum, which is housed at the Chaddick Institute, will host this widely anticipated gathering of transportation experts from across the country. The conference will held in the downtown area. If you would like to be kept informed of this event, including the call for papers, email 

Terminal Town

Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present this special transportation festival, featuring a traveling exhibit on display now at Chicago Union Station.  Please visit a special website​ for information regarding the exhibit and upcoming "Terminal Town" events, including presentations showcasing the evolution of air, bus, and train travel in the Windy City.

Recent Publications

The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Alexander Levin, Matthew Michel, and Heather Spray.  Published January 13, 2016.  Click here to download a copy of this study​.  Email​ to reach the research team.

Chaddick Institute Holiday Forecasts of Intercity Bus Travel.  Click here.

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

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.