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EVENTS ON April 27, 2017

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NUTC Sandhouse: "Rail/Air Competition in the New York-Chicago Market: 1045-1970" - George Hamlin, Hamlin Transportation Consulting

Joint NUTC Sandhouse Rail Group &; Icarus Aviation Group Speaker....

George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting

This presentation reviews the post-World War II changes in the New York-Chicago passenger market up to the coming of Amtrak. While the rail mode started with a commanding lead in 1945, improvements in speed and comfort in the air transportation mode allowed the airlines to dominate the market by the end of this time period. Service by both railroads and airlines is examined comparatively, and the impact of the Interstate Highway system is considered, as well.

Speaker Bio:
George Hamlin has over forty-five years' experience in the commercial aviation and aerospace industries, including management positions with two airlines (TWA and Texas International), two airframe manufacturers (Lockheed-Georgia and Airbus North America) and has been active as a consultant in these fields since 1996, as President of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, based in Fairfax, Virginia.

He is the author of four books (the Skyliners series of pictorial airline histories and Chicago Railroad Scenes, Volume 2); numerous articles for both industry and general publications; and is a frequent speaker on commercial aviation and aerospace topics in professional and academic venues. He also writes a semi-monthly blog for TRAINS magazine's “Observation Tower”.

Mr. Hamlin received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and a M.S. in Transportation from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Norris University Center 1999 Campus Drive Lake Room - Rm 203 Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces" - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

NUTC Academic Seminar Series presents:

Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
Allan &; Inger Osberg Associate Professor
SCTL Center Director

 Abstract: The movement of freight in urban areas has a major impact on the economic power, quality of life, and accessibility and attractiveness of the local community, but it receives little attention in comparison to passenger movements. With the ongoing increase in urban freight, there is increased concern about goods movements and their consequences. What is the urban freight system? What are the problems presented by the urban freight system? And what role does it play in developing more sustainable cities?

This talk presents a view of the role of freight in developing sustainable cities, and some of the pioneering work of the Urban Freight Lab; one of the current research thrusts of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center; for which Dr. Goodchild is the Founding Director.

Dr. Goodchild will share the approaches the Urban Freight Lab has taken to quantify emissions from different goods delivery systems, and their findings to date.


Anne Goodchild joined the University of Washington faculty as an Assistant Professor in December 2005 after completing her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UC at Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation. Her dissertation work examined the impact of a crane operating strategy on port terminal operations. Other research experience includes minimizing emissions in strategic routing and schedule planning in urban pick-up and delivery system, policy and technology implementations to improve intermodal interfaces, and the relationship between freight activity and the economy. Before attending Berkeley she worked in consulting for 5 years in Europe and North America, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Applied Decision Analysis Inc., modeling business problems such as airline fleet maintenance scheduling. She holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the UC at Berkeley, and a BS (with High Honors) in Mathematics from the UC at Davis.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...