TREC maintains a vibrant schedule of seminars, workshops, professional courses and other training opportunities that provide transportation practitioners with the latest tools and techniques. Our offerings include the longstanding Friday Transportation Seminar Series, NITC webinars and events produced by IBPI. Our flagship professional development opportunity, the Transportation and Communities Summit, brings together transportation practitioners and academics.

Friday Transportation Seminar Series

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Fridays (Pacific time)

Location: PSU Urban Center, 506 S.W. Mill St., Room 204, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

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). This series is free and open to the public. PSU students may enroll in the seminar for one unit. Here is the Course Syllabus for PSU students taking for credit.

The seminar schedule is available as a Google Calendar. To receive seminar announcements, sign up for our newsletter and choose at least one of the Friday Transportation Seminar options.

Upcoming Friday Seminars

Topic Time and Date Speaker
Annual Metro Regional Trail Count and Why Local Extrapolation Factors Matter 12 pm Friday, May 26 Geoff Gibson, Metro
China's Motorization Wave and the Place of Emerging Technologies 12 pm Friday, June 02 Christopher Cherry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Environmentally Sustainable and Affordable Housing Near Transit in Los Angeles 12 pm Friday, June 09 Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Topic Time and Date Speaker Cost Credit
Webinar: Developing Practical Dynamic Evaluation Methods for Transportation Structures 10 am Thursday, May 25 C.J. Riley, Oregon Institute of Technology Free 1

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, email: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.

Recent Past Professional Development Events

Topic Date Speaker Archive
Inequities in Urban Mobility in Portland: Understanding Community Vulnerability and Prospects for Livable Neighborhoods May 19, 2017 Amy Lubitow, Portland State University
Network Congestion Effect of E-Hailing Transportation Services May 12, 2017 Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, University of Washington
Behavior-Based Freight Modeling at Metro May 05, 2017 Chris Johnson and Bud Reiff, Metro
Transport Planning in Delft, Netherlands Apr 28, 2017 Jan Nederveen, City of Delft
Webinar: Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning Apr 27, 2017 Kristine Williams, University of South Florida