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Podcasts & Videos

​​​​The Chaddick Institute’s podcast features episodes with timely analysis on transportation and urban development. Listeners receive fresh analysis on emerging trends and innovations, with an occasional dose of punditry, from prominent experts in these fields. 


Talking Transportation Podcast 

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podcastThis podcast series features conversations between guest experts and Joseph Schwieterman, the DePaul professor who is regularly heard discussing transportation on NewsNation, NPR’s All Things Considered, and other programs. Talking Transportation brings you up to date on fascinating aspects of air, bus, and train travel and other methods of moving people and goods. Professor Schwieterman, president of the Transportation Research Forum, also shares insights about newly released research by prominent organizations rarely featured on podcasts.

Podcast Episodes​

​​Episode #4: Flying High: A Look at Airline Travel Approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday. Duration: 24 minutes

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Check out the fast-moving podcast between special guest Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg airline correspondent, and Professor Joe Schwieterman, exploring recent moves by U.S. airlines, how pandemic-weary airline CEOs are heeding the lessons learned over summer, when cancellations surged, and the surprising niches being carved by Breeze Airways, Avelo Airlines, and other startups. Mary and Joe also discuss the remarkable transformation of New York’s LaGuardia Airport.​

Show Notes and Links:

Recent Mary Schlangenstein articles:
Godfather of no frill flying sees peril of debt-land airlines
Delta CEO Bet corporate travel demand bounce is recession proof​
Southwest’s profit tops estimate​

Other links:
Avelo Airlines route map
Breeze Airways route map

​​Episode #3: One-Track Minds—How Railroad Investments Can Reduce the Growth of Truck Traffic, ​September 30, 2022. Duration: 26 Minutes

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This fast-moving conversation between Professor Joe and Michael Sussman, CEO of Strategic Rail Finance and founder of OnTrackNorthAmerica, explores ways to bring more freight to underutilized railroad lines to reduce heavy-truck traffic and improve highway safety. You’ll enjoy our vicarious journey through Iowa, Nevada, the Northeast, and other locations on the national rail system (26 minutes).

Show Notes and Links: ​
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Iowa Northern Railway
Strategic Rail Finance
OnTrackNorthAmerica​​​

​​​​Episode #2: In the Fast Lane aboard FlixBus, September 6, 2022
Duration: 18 Minutes. ​

​​​This episode features a conversation between Professor Joe and Pierre Gourdain, CEO of FlixBus USA. The discussion ranges from recent moves by FlixBus, the creation of Flix North American, which oversees Flix and Greyhound, and electric-bus rollouts.​

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Show Notes​​ and links: 
​​Creation of Flix North America 

Episode #1: Public Transit’s Ridership Recovery, A Glass Half Full? August 17, 2022. Duration: 25 minutes. 

This episode features a conversation between Professor Joe and Christopher Kopp, Associate Vice President, Transportation Planning, Finance, and Economics Practice, at HNTB. Joe and Chris discuss reasons you should view the recovery of public transit ridership and service enhancement with a healthy degree of optimism.​​

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Show notes and links: ​​
McKinsey forecast for New York’s transit system
American Public Transit Association Ridership Trends dashboard
PTSI analysis of trends in Commuter rail fares
Philadelphia transit requirement for employers
Metropolitan Planning Council, Transit Means Business​
Transportation Research Forum

​​Webinar Recordings

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

February 19, 2020:  On the Brink: 2021 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry in the United States   This is the latest installment of Chaddick's widely anticipated annual review of this vital transportation sector. The study received national attention with coverage in Mass TransitBusRide, and Metro.   An audience of 70 attended our February 19, 2021 webinar featuring co-authors Brian Antolin, Joe Schwieterman, and Crystal Bell.  David Hall, Managing Partner of FleetMotum served as moderator.  Click here to see the webinar video.

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