Chicago continues to be a hub of transportation in North America, so it’s logical that the city should host a local chapter of the TRF. Chapter officers have been elected and a quarterly meeting format has been established as a forum to discuss research at universities and at planning and operating agencies in the region.

The newly-revitalized chapter builds on a long history of TRF activity in Chicago. That activity gradually faded as large railroads left the city through bankruptcies and mergers. Today, a third of the nation’s rail freight originates, terminates or passes through the city. It is home to the nation’s busiest airport and second largest transit system. Its highway system is large and complex. The Chicago chapter of the TRF gives the transportation researchers and professionals that serve this large and complex system a forum to share ideas and address challenges and opportunities facing the Chicago area.

Upcoming Event…

Visit the TRF-Chicago display table at the Transport Chicago Conference on June, 12, 2015. This event will be held at the UIC Student Center East 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. We also invite everyone to join our email list by contacting

Next Meeting…

Date: May 20, 2016
Topic: TRF Networking Lunch
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