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Chaddick in the News

Fostering an understanding of strategies for effective land-use planning, urban development and transportation among a diverse national audience is one of the Chaddick Institute's most important functions.  We provide a sampling of some of our recent media coverage below.  Chaddick commentary can also regularly be heard on WBBM New Radio 780's Noon Business Hour program. 

Academic Year 2021-2022

CNBC:  ​This Map Shows ​ how Amazon Air is rapidly growing its air fleet across the U.S.​ ​(September 4, 2021)
WBEZ Chicago:  How Will Chicago Benefit From Biden's Pending Infrastructure Bill?​ (August 2, 2021)
Travel Weekly: As car rental and ride prices soar, travelers seek alternatives. (August 2, 2021)

Academic Year 2020-2021​

Lohud: Port Authority Bus Terminal was once a marvel.​ Will the next one meet commuters' needs? (June 30, 2021)​

Forbes: As Airfares Take Off, More Cars Choke the Highways (May 29,2021)
Spectrum News 1: Trying to get out of town this weekend? A bus may be your cheapest option (May 27, 2021)​ 
Metropolitan Airport News: U.S Airports that Service Cargo as a Primary Focus Grow Rapidly​ ​(April 23, 2021)
Metro Magazine: The Road for Intercity Bus Lines Riddled with Hazards Until Summer (April 15, 2021)
Simple Flying: Inside the Rapid Growth of US Cargo Hub Airports  (April 5, 2021)
Transport Topics: As Amazon Air Expands, Report Sees Potential Challenge to UPS, FedEx and USPS (March 2, 2021)
Bloomberg CityLab: Covid Relief Could Leave Bus Companies Behind (February 23, 2021)
The Loadstar:Amazon Air close to building a freighter network to carry third-party volumes (February 23, 2021)
Air Cargo News: Amazon Air expands again but are third-party services on the horizon? (February 17, 2021)
CNBC: Amazon Air will have a 'growth spurt' this spring and could eventually resemble an airline, study says (February 17, 2021)|
Freightwaves: Amazon Air paves way for third-party delivery (February 16, 2021)
Metro Magazine: Treacherous Times — but also Optimism — for Intercity Bus Lines: DePaul Study (January 29, 2021)
Mass Transit: Rocky Road for Industry Bus Lines—But Hope for Summer: A Study by DePaul University (January 29, 2021)
BUSRide: DePaul University releases study, On the Brink: 2021 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry (January 29, 2021) 
Freightwaves: Amazon eyes fleet of 85 aircraft as it changescourse to buy its own freighters (January 7, 2021)
Daily Herald: Transit predictions for 2021: Air travel rebounds, Metra has 'existentialist' crisis (December 28, 2020)
NPR- All Things Considered: Effects of the Pandemic on the Bus Travel Industry (December 21, 2020)
Crain's Chicago Business: Linking workers to jobs is a massive post pandemic problem (November 25, 2020)
Metro Magazine: Redrawing the Lines of Transit Bus Services (October 28,2020)
​Daily Herald:Southwest Airlines to start flights from O'Hare in 2021 (October 12, 2020) Freightwaves:Amazon Air expands at unprecedented pace,report says (September 11, 2020)
CNBC: Amazon is rapidly adding planes to its air fleet,inching closer to UPS and FedEx (September 15, 2020)

Academic Year 2019-2020

FreightWaves: Amazon Air and ATSG grow together: The expansion of Amazon's air network puts pressure on FedEx, UPS  (June 5, 2020)
Crain's Chicago Business: To fix transit, think outside the firebox: When the crisis subsides, our region must adopt strategies that make our transit system more effective. Here are three ways to do it, Op-Ed by Joe Schwieterman (June 4, 2020)
The Load Star: Amazon Air would need a fleet of 200 freighters for a truly global presence (May 26, 2020)
StreetsBlog: Can partnerships between transit and ride-hail help with post-pandemic recovery? (April 22, 2020)
Metro Magazine: Transit, rideshare partnerships may rise in post-pandemic era, new study argues (April 14, 2020)
WGNTV: COVID-19: The Impact the virus may have on travel & public transportation (March 16, 2020)
Metro Magazine: Intercity bus lines rolling out new services, DePaul study finds (January 31, 2020)
Mass Transit: Intercity Bus Industry Reaches An Important Milestone: New DePaul Study (January 31, 2020)
Chicago Tribune: Editorial: Electric scooters deserve another chance to win over Chicago (January 29, 2020)
Metro Magazine: Premium intercity bus lines launching new airport-oriented services (December 5, 2019)
Chicago Tribune:Commentary: Put scooters in their place: Don't let this shiny object distract from Chicago's serious transit issues. (October 14, 2019)
Chicago Sun Times: Unclog Chicago's streets and expressways, but do it wisely (September 10, 2019)
Crain's Chicago Business: So, how would a congestion tax work in Chicago? (September 6, 2019)
Streetsblog Chicago: Scooters Are Being Used for Trips to Trains, and in Low-Income Areas (August 22, 2019) 
Chicago Tribune: A Day in the Life of Chicago's E-Scooter Pilot Program (August 19, 2019)
Crain's Chicago Business: How congestion pricing can help Chicago's infrastructure, Op-Ed by Joe Schwieterman (July 9, 2019)
Crain's Chicago Business: The transit case for One Central has not been made, Op-Ed by Joe Schwieterman (June 18, 2019) 

Academic Year 2018-2019

Chicago Tribune:Trying to live car-free? Pritzker's taxes could slam the brakes on that plan, Op-Ed by Joe Schwieterman (May 28, 2019)
Chicago Tribune:The scooters are coming: Chicago announces electric scooter pilot program west of Halsted Street (May 2, 2019)
Houston Chronicle: Flixbus the latest player in Gulf Coast bus service with Houston, San Antonio routes (March 6, 2019)
Forbes: Premium Bus Lines Emerge, Challenging Airlines (February 4, 2019)
Metro: Study highlights premium bus service growth in intercity bus industry(February 4, 2019)
Block Club Chicago: In Chicago, Electric Scooters Will Be A Good Option For Short Trips, But CTA Still Beats Them On Price: Study(December 18, 2018)
Chicago Tribune: Scooters could fill gap in Chicago for short trips to and from transit, study finds(December 13, 2018)
New York Times: Kicked Out of Port Authority, Bieber Bus Got a Prime Spot on a Crowded Curb(December 3, 2018)
Crain's Chicago Business: The Loop's job boom is an upside for all(November 21, 2018)
Government Technology: Uber and Lyft Slowing Traffic in San Francisco, Says Report(November 5, 2018)
Government Technology: New Study by DePaul University Explores Partnerships between Transit Providers and Lyft, Uber(August 23, 2018)

Academic Year 2017-2018

Illinois Municipal League Review: Rapid Changes in Ridesharing (August 26, 2018)
Government Technology: Transit and Ride-Sharing Partnerships on the Rise, Despite Growing Pains (August 20, 2018)
Metro Magazine: New study explores transit partnerships with Lyft, Uber (August 6, 2018)
CityLab: Where Ride-Hailing and Transit Go Hand in Hand (August 3, 2018)
CityLab: The High Cost of Saving Travel Time (June 25, 2018)
Crain's Chicago Business: Maybe CTA should work with—not fight—Uber and Lyft (May 11, 2018)
Crain's Chicago Business: What's making traffic worse in Chicago? (March 16, 2018)
New Geography: Ground Transportation Gaps (February 2, 2018)
StreetsBlog: New Chaddick Institute Study Finds Increased Demand for Intercity Bus Travel (January 30, 2018)
Metro: Demand on the rise for intercity bus travel, study finds (January 29, 2018)
Chicago Tribune: Chicago sees drop in Divvy income following expansion into South, West sides (December 27, 2017)
StreetsBlog: New DePaul Report Takes a Deep Dive Into Divvy Data (December 20, 2017)
CityLab: Europe's Intercity Bus Juggernaut is Rolling into the U.S. (November 16, 2017)
Chicago Tribune: CTA, Metra rules don't stop tradition of Platform Politics (November 12, 2017)
State scoop: Even smart cities have a big transportation gap, study shows (August 28, 2017)
Dayton Daily News: Transportation study IDs Dayton as a ‘pocket of pain’ (August 24, 2017)
Columbus Dispatch: Lack of passenger trains, poor intercity bus service ding Columbus in transportation study (August 24, 2017)
DNA info: Transit-Oriented Development Proponents Admit 'We're Learning As We Go' (August 23, 2017)
Metro: Low gas prices, gaps in intercity rail, bus forcing more to drive (August 23, 2017)
Chicago Tribune: Chicago drivers pay more for downtown street parking than in any other U.S. city (July 13, 2017)

Academic Year 2016-2017

New Geography: Amtrak and Express Coach Lines: What's Competition Have To Do With It? (June 2, 2017)
Village Voice: Bus Operators Fear Getting Squeezed Out of a New Port Authority Terminal (January 17, 2017)
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Breaking the bus stigma: Today's motorcoaches are real alternatives for travel, industry experts say (January 16, 2017)
The Daily Herald: Metra hikes to electronic bikes: 2017's transportation forecast (January 2, 2017)
Chicago Sun Times: DePaul Study: Bicyclists Have a Leg Up on Some Other Commuters (December 13, 2016)
Chicago Magazine: Cyclists Often Roll Through Intersections, and That Might be the Safer Choice (December 13, 2016)
WBEZ Chicago: Cycling Study: Bicyclists Should be Able to Perform the 'Idaho Stop' (December 12, 2016)
Chicago Tribune: Study: Relax Rules of Road for Bikes (December 12, 2016) - Front Page!
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The Christian Science Monitor (AP): Seeking $15 wage and union rights, O'Hare airport workers vow to strike (November 21, 2016)
Chicago Tribune: Falling Prices for Rideshare Services Provide Competition for CTA (October 2, 2016)
Chicago Tribune: Six ways the city has imagined radically revamping O'Hare (September 19, 2016)
Chicago Tribune: Union Station Exhibit Takes a Ride through Movie History (August 24, 2016)
Houston Chronicle: Business Travelers on Board with Luxury Bus Services (August 15, 2016)
Forbes: UberPool & LyftLine Find the Gaps in Public Transit (July 29, 2016)
Crain's Chicago Business: Zipcar isn't a sin. Why tax it like one? (July 28, 2016)
New Geography: UberPool & LyftLine: How the New Carpools Will Change Travel (July 28, 2016)
Forbes: Are High Taxes Crippling the Car-Sharing Industry (July 26, 2016)
Wall Street Journal: Car-Sharing Industry Carries Heavy Tax Burden (July 22, 2016)
Associated Press: Chicago O'Hare Airport Plans Include More Gates, Amenities (July 15, 2016)

Chicago Tribune: UberPool wins on time and CTA on cost in identical trips: study (June 27, 2016)

Chicago Tribune: Feds, public to hear plan to reduce rail congestion around Chicago (March 21, 2016)

The Dallas Morning News: What Dallas-based Greyhound is doing to get young riders on board (February 26, 2016)

New Geography: Intercity Buses: 2015 Was a Smooth Ride (February 10, 2016)

CityLab by The Atlantic: The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus (January 25, 2016)

Northwest Indiana Times: Lansing, Lan-Oak Parks earn DePaul municipal award (December 19, 2015)

South Florida Sun Sentinel: More people traveling by bus for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2015)

WGN TV: Is Metra keeping up with commuters tech needs?  New study says no. (July 14, 2015) Bus Travel is Picking Up, Aided by Discount Operators (August 7, 2013)

ABC News: (TV Spot): DePaul Students Study Grocery Store Impact  (June 15, 2013)

USA TodayTablet use soars among U.S. airline passengers (May 22, 2013)

The New York Times: Another Study Takes a Shot at FAA's Gadget Ban (May 22, 2013)

Chicago Tribune: Cost has Metra Leery of Wi-Fi (May 14, 2013)

Bloomberg: Stranding at 17 Below Zero Uncovers Gap in U.S. Bus Rules (April 2, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal: At Least the Price Is Right (March 29, 2013)

Chicago Tribune: Ethnic Groceries Now on the Map in DePaul Study (March 20, 2013)

International Business Times: Discount Bus Lines Like Megabus And Even Greyhound Are Building Empires Across America As Intercity Travel Booms (January 12, 2013)

Planetizen: Young Millennials and Reborn Downtowns Bring Buses Back (January 10, 2013)

Bloomberg News: Megabus, BoltBus Overcome U.S. Stigma With Cheap Travel (January 6, 2013)