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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.
Public transit expert Chris Kopp returns to discuss recent shifts and surprises in the sector's ridership recovery. Kopp and Joe explore successful strategies for commuter railroads to win back riders and the differing pace of the recovery across cities, with some nearly back to pre-pandemic traffic levels while others lag. Kopp is Associate Vice President and Transportation Practice Leader at HNTB. Click here to listen.
Chris Lynch’s books on Chicago Midway Airport | Midway Historian | Windy City Historians | Joseph Schwieterman’s book on Chicago terminals | Chicago Hub Improvement Program
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:No frill flying sees peril of debt-land airlines | Delta CEO Bet |Southwest’s estimateAvelo Airlines route map | Breeze Airways route map
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: Nevada -Sparks | Nevada- Innovation Park | Iowa Northern Railway | Strategic Rail Finance | OnTrackNorthAmerica
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.
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.
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 Transit, BusRide, 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