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NUTC Seminar: "Ground Transportation Gaps" - Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University


When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Open to the public; Refreshments served @ 3:30pm

Contact: Joan Pinnell   847.491.7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic


Northwestern University Transportation Center presents:

"Ground Transportation Gaps: The Most Heavily Traveled Intercity Routes in the U.S. without Rail or Express Coach Service"


Professor, School of Public Service
Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
DePaul University



Expansions to the express coach and rail system since 2006 have provided new alternatives to private automobile travel. However, many routes still lack viable options that most travelers who seek to avoid flying or driving would consider minimally acceptable. Through analysis of USDOT travel data, this presentation identifies the most heavily traveled corridors under 400 miles with neither express coach nor intercity rail service. Among the many notable examples to be highlighted are Chicago - Columbus, OH, Cincinnati - Nashville, Buffalo- Pittsburgh, Tampa - Ft. Myers, and Phoenix – San Diego. The study identifies strategies to close these gaps without large monetary outlays.



Joseph Schwieterman, Ph.D., is professor of Public Services and director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of a widely read annual report on the intercity bus industry. He earned his Masters degree in Transportation at Northwestern University before earning his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago.

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