2007 News Stories

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  • Aaron Gellman writes in the Chicago Tribune, arguing against President Bush's plans to reduce flights at peak times


  • Pattharin Sarutipand, CE PhD candidate, wins the International Road Federation Executive Fellowship
  • Ian Savage Comments on the CTA funding crisis
  • Aaron Gellman comments on airline delays
    President Bush is backing a plan to help reduce the amount of airline delays in the country by having carriers reduce their flights at certain peak times. Northwestern University aviation analyst Aaron Gellman is opposed to that idea.


  • Laura Riegel, IEMS student in the Transportation and Logistics Minor, wins the Delta Nu Alpha Fellowship
  • Ian Savage comments on railroad fatalities
    An elderly Chicago man is dead after his car was hit this week by a commuter train at a crossing, marking the latest in a number of train-pedestrian incidents. Northwestern University transportation economist Ian Savage says a little less than 1,000 people are killed on the nation’s rails every year, with around 500 of those coming as a result of trespassing, and between 300 and 400 coming as a result of incidents at grade crossings.


  • Mark Daskin named Walter P. Murphy Professor of Industrial Engineering
  • Hani Mahmassani joins the faculty as the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation





  • NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker calls for improving highway safety through technology - press release


  • Head of the Transportation Library, Roberto Sarmiento, co-authors TRB Report on managing future transportation knowledge networks