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
Transport Planning in Delft, Netherlands 12 pm Friday, April 28 Jan Nederveen, City of Delft
Friday Seminar: Topic TBA 12 pm Friday, May 05 Chris Johnson, Metro
Network Congestion Effect of E-Hailing Transportation Services 12 pm Friday, May 12 Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, University of Washington
Inequities in Urban Mobility in Portland: Understanding Community Vulnerability and Prospects for Livable Neighborhoods 12 pm Friday, May 19 Amy Lubitow, Portland State University
Annual Metro Regional Trail Count and Why Local Extrapolation Factors Matter 12 pm Friday, May 26 Geoff Gibson, Metro
Friday Seminar: Topic TBA 12 pm Friday, June 02 Christopher Cherry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday Seminar: Topic TBA 12 pm Friday, June 09 Marlon Boarnet

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Topic Time and Date Speaker Cost Credit
Webinar: Economic Impacts from Bicycle and Pedestrian Street Improvements 10 am Tuesday, April 25 Jenny Liu, Portland State University Free 1
Webinar: Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning 9 am Thursday, April 27 Kristine Williams, University of South Florida Free 1
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