Transportation education at Portland State focuses on systems, infrastructure, policy and planning. We cover all modes and the interactions of transportation systems with land use, the economy, the environment, institutions and people. Our programs are multidisciplinary and our faculty research topics including transit operations; relationships among urban form, travel behavior and health; intelligent transportation systems; safety;  finance; transportation and environmental planning; and land use planning and transportation infrastructure.

Student Groups



Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning (STEP), forges relationships between transportation students in different disciplines at PSU and other universities. The group’s activities help develop students’ academic and professional lives.





WTS PSU Student Chapter



The Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Portland State University student chapter was formed in 2014. The chapter is dedicated to building the future of transportation through the development and education of women.