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 Date Speaker
Student Presentations from TRB, Week 1: Smart Growth Neighborhoods & Real-World Cycling Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00pm PST Steven Gehrke and Alvaro Caviedes, Portland State University
Student Presentations from TRB: Week 2 Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00pm PST Travis Glick and Steven Howland, Portland State University
Student Presentations from TRB: Week 3 Friday, February 3, 2017, 12:00pm PST Patrick Singleton and Wei Shi, Portland State University
Individual decision making in online public-participation transportation planning Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00pm PST Martin Swobodzinski, Portland State University
Friday Transportation Seminar: Cognitive mapping model Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:00pm PST Brian Gregor
Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBD Friday, February 24, 2017, 12:00pm PST TBA
Friday Transportation Seminar: Lightweight Passive Data Model Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:00pm PST Greg Macfarlane, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBD Friday, March 10, 2017, 12:00pm PST Eleni Christofa
Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBD Friday, March 17, 2017, 12:00pm PDT Peter Bosa

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Topic Date Speaker Cost Credit
Webinar: Improving Walkability at Signalized Intersections with Signal Control Strategies 01/26/2017 - 10:00am Sirisha Kothuri, Portland State University; Edward Smaglik, Northern Arizona University Free 1
Empty Spaces webinar confronts parking at transit-oriented developments 01/31/2017 - 10:00am N/A N/A

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.

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