Timothy Vowles

Email: timothy.vowles@unco.edu

Phone: 970-351-2777

Visiting assistant professor of geography. Primary research interests include transportation geography and interurban geography. Special interest in air transportation including the role of low-cost carriers in changing air service patterns around the world;and intermodal transportation, including airport-intermodal systems, concentrating on the connectivity to surrounding area and the seamlessness of the service provided. Has authored over two dozen articles for professional journals.

Topics:

Air Transportation

1) The role of low cost carriers such as Ryanair and Southwest in changing air service patterns around the world and the role global air alliances, such as the Star Alliance, play in service and pricing patterns around the world. 2) The spatial impacts of air service in smaller communities as it pertains to alliance agreements on both a national and international scale. 3) The role of airports as gateways to metropolitan areas and regions and the emergence and classification of secondary and niche airports within an air transport system.

Intermodal Transportation

1) The role of low cost carriers such as Ryanair and Southwest in changing air service patterns around the world and the role global air alliances, such as the Star Alliance, play in service and pricing patterns around the world. 2) The spatial impacts of air service in smaller communities as it pertains to alliance agreements on both a national and international scale. 3) The role of airports as gateways to metropolitan areas and regions and the emergence and classification of secondary and niche airports within an air transport system.

Interurban Geography

1) World Cities, especially the shifts occurring between emerging secondary world cities and modifications to World cities hierarchies based upon specialty and methodology. 2) Urban Hierarchies and Linkages, especially the linkages of cities in close geographic proximity to each other.