Webinar: Firsthand Data Collection: Students Get Behind the Wheel of Vehicle Dynamics

Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
OVERVIEW

Vehicle operating dynamics data have a fundamental impact on the design of roadways, but collecting this type of data is not part of your typical college curriculum. Instead, engineering students are handed a textbook, leaving them without a firsthand experience of how accelerations and decelerations “feel” to the driver, the ultimate consumer of their designs. Seeking to change this norm, Roger Lindgren and C.J. Riley, civil engineering professors at the Oregon Institute of Technology, undertook a NITC education project to incorporate more real-world data collection and analysis into transportation courses. This webinar will offer a detailed look at the recently published project "Instructional Modules for Obtaining Vehicle Dynamics Data with Smartphone Sensors" and how you can implement it into your coursework.

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IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Aug 13 - 17) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Aug 19 - 21).

COURSE OVERVIEW

This two-day course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. We focus on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. You'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice as well obtain learning materials and resources to broaden your curriculum and course design.

To keep the workshop interactive, walking and bicycling tours are incorporated in order for participants to experience first-hand the innovative design solutions...

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APBP Webinar: Safety Manuals - The Good Stuff

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

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Summer Transportation Institute 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

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Registration is open to female and female-identified students currently in high school.

For the third year in a row, we're hosting a Summer Transportation Institute for high school girls. This two-week residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade who identifies as female an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over...

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APBP Webinar: Roundabouts that Work for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

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Data Science Course 2018, Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00am PDT to Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

This summer we're hosting a two-part data science course. Learn more: Data Science Course 2018, Part 2: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, download the syllabus.

Agenda
  1. Coding and scripting basics
  2. Best practices in data science
  3. Version control using Git
  4. Workflow and RStudio, and
  5. How to find help
Tuition
  • August 6-7 Intro / Level 1 to R - $350
  • August 8-10 Advanced R course - $500 
  • If you attend the full week - $750
Prerequisites for Introductory Course

Basic knowledge and experience of working with quantitative data; experiences and skills in (or keenness to learn) a programming language (e.g....

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Data Science Course 2018, Part 2: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:00am PDT to Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

This summer we're hosting a two-part data science course. Learn more: Data Science Course 2018, Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, download the syllabus.

Agenda
  1. The import-tidy-transform-visualize-model-communicate workflow
  2. The tidyverse suite of packages (dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, and purrr)
  3. R Markdown
Tuition
  • August 6-7 Intro / Level 1 to R - $350
  • August 8-10 Advanced R course - $500 
  • If you attend the full week - $750
Prerequisites for Intermediate/Advanced Course

To sign up for only the advanced portion of the course, you should:

  • Know the difference between a vector, matrix, and data frame and...
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IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, August 13, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, August 17, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 19 - 20) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Aug 19 - 21).

COURSE OVERVIEW

As communities have put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t -- how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with...

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APBP Webinar: Moving Beyond the Centerline - Advisory Bicycle Lanes, Best Kept Secret

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

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IBPI Workshop: Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 19 - 20) and Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Aug 13 - 17)

COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day workshop offers strategies for building and strengthening communities around walking and bicycling. The primary focus will be to learn and experience firsthand the design of various active transportation programs to support increased biking and walking. The first day will focus on the behind-the-scenes effort that it takes to organize Portland's Sunday Parkways, the city's premiere Open Streets initiative. The subsequent days will delve into other transportation demand management and transportation options programs that play a key role in helping more people to bike, walk, and use transit.

This course offers insights and strategies to make the case for policymakers, inspire communities, and build a movement toward healthier, more active cities. 

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