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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:40 PMReclaiming Abandoned or Out-of-Service Railroad Lines for Freight and Excursion Service Join the Chaddick Institute and Forgotten Chicago for a special autumn webinar 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 and Jessica Kupets will review, with striking cartography and photographs, “success stories” across the country, including routes in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington states. We’ll see how short-line railroads and nonprofit organizations have been working allow trains to roll again on routes that hadn’t see trains in decades. Michael Shea, President, Black River & Western Railroad, a heritage railway in New Jersey, will present a case-study example. To register or ask questions, email email@example.com. Free.
Wednesday, October 7, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
The Future of Transit Bus Service in the United StatesWe’ll offer a broad national perspective and have guest experts from several major cities. To learn more or register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.