Working Papers and Research Reports

 

Downloadable copies of project reports and working papers


Economic Benefits of Truck-to-Rail Mode Shift

Alexandra McNally. Thesis 2014

 

Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail Development

Bardo, Kyle. Thesis. 2013.

 

Effective Approaches to Increasing Public Benefits of Freight Intermodal Terminals -- Interviews of Stakeholders (PDF)

Mannella, Steven. Thesis. 2012.

 

Analysis of the RTA Seniors and People with Disabilities Ride Free Programs (PDF)

DiJohn, J., P. Metaxatos, A.Sen, M. Pagano, L. Dirks, and V. Kokoshi. November, 2010

 

The Impact of Freight Congestion on the Chicago Area Commute (PDF)

DiJohn, J. UTC Working Paper Number 09-01. January 2009.

 

Trip Generation Revisited: Estimation of Trip Generation Rates from Small-size Household Travel Surveys (PDF)

Metaxatos, P. and R. Morocoima-Black. UTC Working Paper Number 08-02. February 2008.

 

Business and Site Specific Trip Generation Methodology for Truck Trips (PDF)

Kawamura, K., H. Shen, S. McNeil and L. Ogard. UTC Working Paper Number 08-01. February 2008.

 

Comparison of University Pass Programs on Commuter Rail Services (PDF)

Hunt, S. UTC Working Paper Number 07-02. September 2007.

 

Technical Description of the Chicago CGE Model (PDF)

vom Hofe, R. and K. Kawamura. UTC Working Paper Number 07-01. January 2007.

 

Development and Testing of Model Planning Process for Freight Oriented Development (FOD) (PDF)

Chandler, D., N. West, A. Benedict and K. Kawamura. UTC Working Paper Number 07-03. January 2007.

 

Where is the 2000-2005 Growth in Metropolitan Chicago: Collar or Fringe Counties? (PDF)

Sööt, S. and J. DiJohn. Metsi Working Paper Number 2006-03. April 2006.

 

Are Sprawl and Obesity Related? Evidence from the Chicago Area (PDF)

Sööt, S., L. Dirks, P. Metaxatos, K.Mohammadian, G. Yanos and J. Zhou. Metsi Working Paper Number 2006-1. January 2006. BMI Data

 

Homeownership in the Chicago Area: Trends Leading the Nation (PDF)

Sööt, S. and J. DiJohn. Metsi Working Paper Number 2006-2. January 12, 2006.

 

Research Reports

Emerging Commuting and Urban Development Trends in the New Millennium: Six-County Chicago Area, 1970-2008. (Final Report, January 2011. PDF)

Christopher, E., S. Sööt, and J. DiJohn


Partnerships for the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program: A Multi-Site Study of the Institutional and Coordination Processes Behind Employment Transportation for Low-Income Workers (Summary Report 2008. PDF)

Thakuriah, P., S. Sööt, and P.S. Sriraj

 

Economic Benefits of Employment Transportation Services. Final Report to Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Community Transportation Association of America. (Final Report 2008. PDF)

Thakuriah, P., P.S. Sriraj, S. Sööt, and J. Persky.

 

Economic Benefits of Employment Transportation Services. Summary of Final Report to Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and
Community Transportation Association of America. (Summary Report 2008. PDF)

Thakuriah, P., P.S. Sriraj, S. Sööt, and J. Persky.

 

ADA Special Services: Price Elasticity for the provision of Free Service in the State of Illinois (PDF)

DiJohn, J , P. Metaxatos, L. Dirks and K. Allen

 

Lake County Paratransit Survey: Final Report to the LCCTC (PDF)

DiJohn, J , L. Dirks and S.Hunt

 

Spatial Data Integration Using a Cross Sectoral Approach. A UTC-FTA Working Paper, 2003

Sriraj, P.S., J. Ortega and P. Thakuriah.

 

Pedestrian Safety in Illinois 1990-2000 (Word Document), September 2003

Sööt, S., J. DiJohn, L. Dirks, D. Yang and J.P. Zhou.

 

Commuting in the Chicago Area: Emerging Trends (PDF), March 28, 2003

 

Publications on Job Access and Welfare Reform, UTC-FTA JARC (website)

 

Development of Intercity Bus Strategic Plan and Program, Final Report, November 2001 (PDF)

This study assesses whether intercity bus needs are being met in the State of Illinois, and develops a strategy for utilization of federal funds to enhance Illinois rural population’s intercity bus service.

 

Travel Behavior and Employment Decentralization. April 2001. (PDF)

Siim Sööt, Kazuya Kawamura, Vonu Thakuriah, Lise Dirks, Duck-hye Yang, Pavlos Metaxatos, Joseph DiJohn, Trisha Sternberg, George Yanos, Patrick Murphy, Saulath Sakina, Anusha Seetharaman, Erin Graves and Artan Allicoli

 

Value of Time for Truck Operators

A preprint of a paper submitted to TRB99

 

Highways and Urban Decentralization

This report summarizes the relationship between urban growth and expressways.

 

Welfare Reform and Suburban Chicago Transit Demand Draft

In this draft report we present our recommendations to Pace, the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in northeastern Illinois, to alleviate many of the access-to-jobs problems imposed on those receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The scope of the planning process is region wide and includes the six-county northeastern Illinois region, the service area of Pace. This study is unique in the rigor with which it matches clients and jobs over this large region.

 

Implications of the Welfare Reform Law on Suburban Chicago Transit Demand, Final Report. July 1999. (PDF)

Thakuriah, P., A. Sen, S. Sööt, P. Metaxatos, G. Yanos, L. Dirks, D. Yang, and T. Sternberg