Current UTC Events

Spring 2018 Events

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

February 15, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speakers: David Spacek and Tara O’Malley, Regional Transportation Authority
Topic: The Life of a Capital Public Transit Project from the RTA’s Perspective
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: To obtain a pdf copy of the February 15 presentation, please reply via email.

 

March 1, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Audrey Wennink, Metropolitan Planning Council
Topic: The MPC’s Cost of Segregation Study: Transportation Equity Strategies Under Development
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation:  Download a pdf version of the March 1 presentation.

March 15, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speakers: Claire Bozic and Martin Menninger, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Topic: The Screening and Selection of Regionally Significant Projects
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: Download a pdf version of the March 15 presentation.

Fall 2017 Events

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

October 5, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Rocco Zucchero, Chief of Planning, Illinois Tollway
Topic: The Illinois Tollway’s Transportation Planning Process
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

October 19, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Carrie Cooper, Deputy Director of Transit, Illinois Department of Transportation
Topic: The FTA Transit Funding Application Process Made Simple
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: Please contact us via email to request a pdf version of the October 19 presentation.

November 2 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Bob Dean, Deputy Executive Director for Planning, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Topic: Looking Back on CMAP’s GO TO 2040
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download Presentation: Looking Back on CMAP’s GO TO 2040.

November 16, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Topic: No Choice But to Drive: Identifying the Most Significant Gaps in the Intercity Bus and Rail System in the United States
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download PresentationNo Choice But to Drive.

Spring 2017 Events

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

February 16, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Chris Hall, MUPP, Consultant Transport for London
Topic: Making the Transit Investment Case: Comparing London and Chicago
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Details: Greater London’s transit agenda — and how it provides a potential template for funding large-scale projects in metropolitan Chicago — will be explored during the first installment of the spring 2017 Seminar Series presentation hosted by the Urban Transportation Center at UIC.
Download Presentation: UTC Transit Investment Case Part 1.  UTC Transit Investment Case Part 2.

March 16, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speakers: Coley Anderson and David Levett, Moody’s Investors Service
Topic: How A Moody’s Analyst Rates Municipal Bonds
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: To obtain a copy of the presentation, please email: ebury@uic.edu.

Details: Government bonds are debt securities that help finance long-term investments, including infrastructure projects. Our speakers will discuss why local governments issue bonds, explain different types of bonds, present criteria used by Moody’s to assess credit and more.

April 20, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Susumu Kudo, PhD, Former UIC and UTC Research Assistant, Former Professor, Fukui Prefecture University, Japan
Topic: Making the Transit Investment Case II: Comparing Japan and the United States
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

Presentation: In Japan, most transportation agencies are operated by private companies. Since the 1964, a network of high-speed trains have been built to meet changing demographics. For this final Spring presentation, our speaker will discuss the development of the Shinkansen, five rail lines that connect Tokyo with other major cities, and offer insight on how new rail could benefit the U.S.