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NUTC Sandhouse / Seminar - Martin Oberman, Surface Transportation Board


When: Thursday, October 31, 2019
3:30 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: Registration requested / refreshments & networking @ 3:30pm -

Contact: Joan Pinnell   847.491.7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic


Northwestern University Transportation Center & the Sandhouse Rail Group present:

“Recent Developments and Current Issues Facing the National Rail Network: Thoughts on 10 Months at the Surface Transportation Board.”

US Surface Transportation Board

Registration Requested.


Martin J. Oberman served as an alderman in Chicago's 43rd Ward from 1975-83.  During his time as an elected official he created the Planning Manufacturing District concept, which was the first of its kind in the nation, to protect heavy industrial areas.  From 1987 to 1988, he was chairman of the Shoreline Protection Commission, which produced a detailed report to rehabilitate Chicago's shoreline while ensuring environmental protection.  In 2013, he served as a member of the Midway Advisory Panel, a committee established to oversee the potential privatization of Midway Airport.  Also in 2013, Oberman was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and from February 2014 to November 2016, he served as Chairman.

Oberman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Yale University in 1966.  He then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1969.  Since 1989, he has been in private practice handling complex litigation across a broad array of matters.



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Permits Required: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
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Closest El / CTA Stop: Foster – Purple Line
Closest Metra Station: Davis Street/Evanston, Union Pacific North line 


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