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Webinar Videos

​​​Chaddick is pleased to share webinar video recordings with highlights from recent virtual programs and events presented by the Chaddick Institute. 

October 7, 2020: Restoring Abandoned and Out-of-Service Railroad Routes for Passenger Service
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Chaddick attracted its largest audience ever for a transportation webinar!  An audience of 124 people learned about notable initiatives that reclaimed long abandoned or out-of-service railroad lines for passenger service. Joanne Parker and Matt Stevens of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District in San Rafael, CA outlined how an out-of-service ex-Southern Pacific route was restored for a commuter-rail service in northern California.  Institute director Joe Schwieterman reviewed other prominent examples involving Lakewood, CO; Santa Monica, CA, Corinth, TX; and Scituate, MA.  Click 
here to see our Back on Track working paper.  Co-sponsored with Forgotten Chicago (68 minutes).


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September 30, 2020: Reclaiming Abandoned Rail Lines forFreight and Excursion Service 
A special autumn webinar co-sponsored by Forgotten Chicago. Patrick Steffes, cofounder of Forgotten Chicago, introduced the fun virtual event featuring a remarkable phenomenon: a movement to reclaim abandoned or long out-of-service railroad lines for freight or excursion railway service. Professor Joe Schwieterman reviewed “success stories” across the country. Michael Shea, President, Black River & Western Historic Trust, a heritage railway in New Jersey, joined us to present a fascinating case-study example. 


David Hall podcast
July 29, 2020: Intercity Bus Podcast, with David Hall Intercity Bus Professional (20 minutes). Interviewer Brian Antolin discusses milestones and the changing market for intercity bus service with Mr. Hall. 





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June 8, 2020:
Insights into Amazon Air: 2020's Transportation Juggernaut 
by Joe Schwieterman & Jacob Walls (26 minutes) 
This webinar explores the remarkable expansion of Amazon Air, one of the most significant developments in U.S. air-cargo business in 2020. These topics were featured in a Chaddick Institute policy brief available for download here



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