Connector Transitway White Paper

UIC Project Information

NuRail Project IDNURail2013-UIC-R14
Project TitleConnector Transitway White Paper
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Project ManagerSteve Schlickman
Principal InvestigatorSteve Schlickman
PI Contact Information
Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)$66,235 NURail Funds; $33,118 NA
Total Project Cost$99,353
Agency ID or Contract NumberDTRT12-G-UTC18 (Grant 1)
Start Date2015-02-02
End Date2015-07-31
Brief Description of Research ProjectThis project aims to complete preliminary analysis of a potential central area streetcar network in Chicago. Over the course of six months the project team will conduct route and alignment analysis, preliminary financial analysis, ridership projections and will also hold meetings with area stakeholders in order to solicit comment and validate initial results. Furthermore, questions of political and financial feasibility will be addressed in the report. The project will highlight and evaluate previous proposals of a similar nature and, using ridership, corridor, and financial analyses will make a recommendation on the most feasible routes, modes and characteristics for future transit developments in Chicago's central area.
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Final ReportNURail2013-UIC-R14_-_final_report_connector_transitway_compressed.pdf