Friday Transportation Seminar at PSU

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Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a Friday tradition since 2000. With over 150 seminars presented and recorded (access the archive of seminars here), we host both visiting and local scholars to share the latest in transportation research. This series is free and open to the public!

PSU students may enroll in the seminar for one unit. Here is the 2017 - 2018 Course Syllabus for PSU students attending this seminar series for credit. The seminars are supported by the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

COST: Free and open to the public
 Noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays (Pacific time)
--- Seminars will NOT be held on holidays, including Veteran's Day (Fri, Nov. 10th) and Day After Thanksgiving (Fri, Nov. 24th)
LOCATION: PSU Urban Center, 506 S.W. Mill St., Room 204 (unless otherwise noted)

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Upcoming Friday Transportation Seminars

Topic Time and Date Speaker Seminar Cost Credit
Friday Transportation Seminar: New Probe Data Sources to Measure Cycling Behavior and Safety 12 pm Friday, December 01 Chris Cherry, University of Tennessee Free PDH: 1 | AICP: tbd
Friday Transportation Seminar: Factors Influencing Freight Mode Choice: Insights from In Depth-Interviews 12 pm Friday, January 12 Carlos Gonzales-Calderon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Free TBD
Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 1 12 pm Friday, January 19 Portland State University Students Free TBD
Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 2 12 pm Friday, January 26 Portland State University Students Free TBD

Recent Webinars and Seminars

Topic Date Speaker Archive
Friday Transportation Seminar: California's Paradigm Shift from LOS to VMT as a Transportation Impact Metric: Policies, Politics, and Possibilities Nov 17, 2017 Robert Liberty, Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions at PSU -AND- Lynn Peterson, Transportation Consultant
Webinar: What Do We Know About Location Affordability in U.S. Shrinking Cities? Nov 09, 2017 Joanna Ganning, Cleveland State University
Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture featuring Tamika Butler Nov 08, 2017 Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Friday Transportation Seminar: Countywide Bluetooth System: Use Cases & Performance Measures Nov 03, 2017 Shaun Quayle, Transportation Engineer at Washington County
Webinar: Transportation Benefits of Parking Cash-Out, Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits, and Parking Surtaxes Oct 30, 2017 Allen Greenberg, FHWA; James Choe, ICF Strategic Consulting; Sonika Sethi, Leidos Consulting; Colleen Stoll, City of Santa Monica