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Research & Publications

Books and reports to foster understanding of urban planning, transportation and the economics of cities. This page lists all of our Chaddick publications and research studies.

New Publications

"The Digitally Connected Commuter: The Rapidly Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago's Suburban Trains: 2014 Update" (July 2, 2014). The_Digitally_Connected_Commuter 2014 final report.pdf  DePaul University Press Release Technology in Travel July 2.pdf

"The Traveler's Tradeoff: Comparing Intercity Bus, Plane, & Train Fares across the United States" (April 15, 2014). Travelers Tradeoff_140415_advance draft II.pdf

"The Personal Tech Tidal Wave: The Rising Use of Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Planes, & Trains: 2014 Update" (July 2, 2014). Personal Tech Tidal Wave - 2014 update report.pdf

"CTA Red Purple Modernization Briefing," Joseph P. Schwieterman and Laurence F. Audenaerd (May 1, 2013).  View briefing

"Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (February 6, 2014) View Report

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

2013 Publications

"The Personal Tech Tidal Wave: The Surging Use of Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Planes, & Trains: 2012 - 2013" Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Update: Our study comparing rising technology use on buses, trains, and planes.  (June 23, 2013). View Report  

"Tablets Take Flight: The Rise of Personal Electronic Devices & The Growing Cost of the FAA Ban on Technology Use During Takeoffs/Landings" Part A of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Update: Our study on rising technology use on commercial flights. Updated version released on May 29, 2013. View Report 

"The Digitally Connected Commuter: The Rapidly Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago's Suburban Trains, 2012-2013" Part B of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Update: Our study on rising technology use on commuter rail. (May 14, 2013). NOTE: This paper is currently under consideration of publication in an academic journal. Please email chaddick@depaul.edu to obtain the study.  

"The Store Next Door: How Ethnic Grocery Stores Contribute to Neighborhood Life & Cross-Cultural Food Consumption in Chicago" Released on March 20, 2013. View Report  

"2012 Intercity Bus Study: The Motor Coach Metamorphosis 2012: Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States." (January 6, 2013). View Report.

2012 Publications

"Tending to Transit: The Benefits and Costs of Bringing Public Transport in the Chicago Region into Good Repair." (October 10, 2012).Chaddick Institute Study_Tending to Transit.pdf​

"The 20 'Top Transit Suburbs' of Metropolitan Chicago." (July 26, 2012). Top Transit Suburbs_Final Report.pdf​

2011 Publications

"The Chicago Community Area of Rogers Park: A Bicycle Infrastructure Analysis of North Sheridan Road Between North Touhy Road and Juneway Terrace Park." (August 2011). RPBA Bicycle Lane Research Report.doc

"Are Taxes on Carsharing Too High? A Review of the Public Benefits and Tax Burden of an Expanding Transportation Sector." (June 21, 2011). DePaul University Study on Taxation of Carsharing FINAL.pdf​

2010 Publications

"An Analysis of the Economic Effects of Terminating Operations at the Chicago River Controlling Works and O'Brien Locks on the Chicago Area Waterway System." (April 7, 2010).DePaul University Study on Terminating Lock Operations.pdf

"Companion Animals and Chicago Communities: A Strategic Assessment for the City of Chicago." (March 2010). Companion Animal Final Report and Appendix.pdf

2009 Publications

"Sales Tax Rates and Buying Behavior: Evidence from Communities Near the Cook County Boundary." (May 9, 2009). Sales Tax Policy Paper - Chaddick Institute.pdf

2008 Publications

"A Kaleidoscope of Culture: Measuring the Diversity of Chicago's Neighborhoods." (July 1, 2008). Chaddick Diversity Study 2008.pdf​