Ground Transportation Gaps: Evaluating Recent Setbacks in Amtrak and Intercity Bus Travel and Service Expansion during an Era of Lower Cost Fuel August 23, 2017. For nearly a decade, the rollout of new express bus and train service made it easier for Americans to put down their car keys and hop on a bus or train for intercity travel. However, reduced gas prices, a slowdown in the rollout of new services, and cutbacks on some routes by express coach lines are forcing travelers back behind the wheel. View this study's press release and related interactive map. Note: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about obtaining our newly updated paper.
Policies for Pedaling: Managing the Tradeoff between Speed & Safety for Biking in Chicago. December 12, 2016. An analysis of the speed, convenience and predictability of bicycle travel in Chicago, as well as policy options to help manage the growth of biking as a means of transportation in the city.
Illinois Municipal Policy Journal: Volume 1, Issue 1. December 2, 2016. A new journal exploring best practices and recommendations for municipal and state policymaking.
When Sharing is Taxing: Comparing the Tax Burden on Carsharing Services in Major US Cities. July 21, 2016. A review of the rising taxes and fees facing neighborhood carsharing companies at 80 U.S. locations.
Have App Will Travel: Comparing the Price and Speed of Fifty CTA and UberPool Trips in Chicago. June 27, 2016. Our analysis of the performance of carpooling services in transit oriented markets in Chicago. - See our extended blog post on NewGeography.com!
The Chaddick Institute has a series of working papers entitled, "The Digitally Connected Commuter: The Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago Commuter Trains," that measures the growth in technology usage among passengers on Metra trains.
Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base: 2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Gary Scott and Martin Sellers. Download a copy of this study. Email email@example.com to contact a member of the study team.
Joseph P. Schwieterman's Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, Train Stations, and Steamship Landings: 1939-Present. (Lake Forest College Press, 2014, 301 pages). Includes 215 color photographs and 20 custom maps. Featured in the Chicago Tribune! Click here for more information.
"The Person Tech Tidal Wave: The Rising Use of Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Planes, and Trains" - 2014 Update (July 2, 2014). Click here to download a copy
"The Traveler's Tradeoff: Comparing Intercity Bus, Plane, & Train Fares across the United States" (April 15, 2014). The Traveler's Tradeoff.
"CTA Red Purple Modernization Briefing," Joseph P. Schwieterman and Laurence F. Audenaerd (May 1, 2013). View briefing
"Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (February 6, 2014) View Report
"Motoring into the Mainstream: Intercity Bus Service in the United States" Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Year-in-Review. (January 14, 2014). View Report
"The Personal Tech Tidal Wave: The Surging Use of Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Planes, and Trains 2012-2013" - 2013 Update. Click here to download a copy
"Tablets Take Flight: The Rise of Personal Electronic Devices & the Growing Cost of the FAA Ban on Technology Use During Takeoffs/Landings" (May 29, 2013). Click here to download a copy
"The Store Next Door: How Ethnic Grocery Stores Contribute to Neighborhood Life & Cross-Cultural Food Consumption in Chicago" Released on March 20, 2013. View Report
"2012 Intercity Bus Study: The Motor Coach Metamorphosis 2012: Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States." (January 6, 2013). View Report.
"Staying Connected En Route: The Growing Use of Tablets and other Portable Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Trains, and Planes" (January 20, 2012). Click here to download a copy
"The Chicago Community Area of Rogers Park: A Bicycle Infrastructure Analysis of North Sheridan Road Between North Touhy Road and Juneway Terrace Park." (August 2011). RPBA Bicycle Lane Research Report.