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Chicago Area Transportation: Getting Started

Chicago Area Transportation Research Guide

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The Transportation Library staff is here to serve the information needs of the Northwestern University community with individual research appointments and bibliographic instruction for classes. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


Key Resources

Chicago-Related Digital Collections at the Transportation Library

  • Atlas of Freight Facilities
    The Atlas of Freight Facilities, published in 1971, mapped the locations of gas pipelines, petroleum pipelines, electric transmission, motor freight, rail freight, waterborne freight, air freight and other terminals in the Chicago region based on data obtained by the Chicago Area Transportation Study.
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport Digital Collection
    Comprising material from 1927 through 1998, the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Digital Collection includes studies, annual reports, statistics, plans, and other information covering the operations of the airport and its transit connections to the region produced by the City of Chicago and other organizations.
  • Chicago Region Digital Transportation Collection
    The major transportation agencies of the Chicago region: Pace, RTA, and CTA are represented through annual reports, planning documents, surveys, and other studies in this collection of digitized materials, dating back to 1945.
  • NU Transportation Center Digital Collection
    The NUTC Digital Collection includes digitized research reports produced by the faculty of Northwestern University’s Transportation Center on a wide range of topics.

Chicago-Related Archival Collections at the Transportation Library

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Rachel Cole
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