Transportation evolves to respond to the development of new networks and modes, enhanced technology and improvements in safety, ongoing demands for funding and financing and many other factors. Since its inception, the Urban Transportation Center has been a source for Chicago-area, regional and national media on a broad range of developments in transportation. Below access recent news reports featuring UTC research faculty and news stories produced by the Center on completed studies.

Recent Stories

Chicago Population Declines, But Traffic Is Up: What Gives?

WBBM News Radio | March 3, 2020

Siim Sööt, former director of the UTC, discusses a white paper he co-authored with P.S. Sriraj that seeks to understand the influence of the current economy on traffic patterns.


Project Delays Cause More Backups, Frustration on Jane Byrne Interchange

WTTW - Chicago Tonight | February 11, 2020

Phil Ponce interviews UTC Director P.S. Sriraj; Eric Ray, senior resident engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation; and Mary Wisniewski, transportation reporter for the Chicago Tribune, about the challenges facing the Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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