Transportation Summit 2013 FAQ

Transportation Summit 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the 2013 Transportation Summit?

This year’s summit is taking place November 21-23 at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) located in the Willis Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 808, Chicago, IL 60606.

How much does registration for the summit cost?

Early registration is just $225 for CNU members and $275 for non-members.

Are there discounts for registering early?

Registration is first-come, first-served and limited to 80 people.
Early registration prices are good until November 12. After November 12 registration is $299.

Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! For more information on sponsorship opportunities, download the Sponsorship Form or contact Caitlin Ghoshal.

Are there hotel deals for discounted lodging?

While there is no designated summit hotel, our summit hosts are the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), located in the Willis Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive. There are many hotels in Chicago’s loop.

Who attends CNU's Transportation Summits?

Summit attendees include professionals within the engineering, planning, policy, design, education and advocacy fields who are passionate about transportation reform. For more details please see the 2012 Long Beach Summit attendee list.

What is the schedule and format of the Transportation Summit?

The format will be a combination of small group work covering specific topics (see below) and the convening of groups to present reports and recommendations.

Thursday | November 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Opening keynote and working groups
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Tours
*Evening reception following

Friday | November 22
9:00 am - 10:00 am: Groups report and set agenda for day
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Working groups
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch and keynote
1:00 - 3:30 pm: Working groups
3:30 - 5:00 pm: Groups report out and set agenda for year

Saturday | November 23
*Optional morning tours

*Open to the public, small additional fee
**Draft agenda with a detailed schedule will be available soon.

What are the 2013 working groups?

The working groups include:

  • Transit Networks
  • Transportation Modeling Reform
  • Street Vitality Index
  • Street Design
  • Bikeway Networks

How can I prepare for the summit?

Please review all of CNU's initiatives within the Project for Transportation Reform in preparation for the meeting. Check back on the summit page as working group leaders will post materials to read in advance.

Where can I find information about past Transportation Summits?

Past programs, presentations and sponsors can be found on our website here.

I'd like to rent a bike for my time in Chicago? Can I?

YES! Chicago’s new bike sharing program (DIVVY) offers a 24-hour pass for $7. For more details on pricing and the program click here.

What is the best way to get around Chicago?

The CTA offers a convenient travel option by bus or train. Click here for more information on 3- and 7-day passes. Also make sure to use transit trackers to coordinate your trips and plan your trip from the airport.