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
MURP Workshop Extravaganza Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:00pm PDT Lea Anderson, Curtis Fisher and teams; Portland State University
Pursuing Vision Zero in Seattle – Results of a Systemic Safety Analysis Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00pm PDT Rebecca Sanders, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Topic Date Speaker Cost Credit
Webinar: States on the Hot Seat: State Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation 06/14/2016 - 10:00am Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon 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
Webinar: Investigations in Transportation: Partnering Industry Professionals and Elementary Teachers in a STEM Unit of Study 05/24/2016 Carol Biskupic Knight, Portland State University Center for Science Education
Connected Vehicles and Rural Road Weather Management 05/20/2016 Rhonda Young, Associate Professor, Gonzaga
Is It Working? Are the Region's and City's Transportation Policies and Actions Moving Us in Their Desired Directions? 05/13/2016 Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Portland, Oregon
Measuring What We Value: Using Performance Measures to Achieve Goals 05/06/2016 Chris Rall, Pacific Northwest Field Organizer, Transportation For America
Track time and monetary costs of transportation as a comprehensive performance measure: Development and application of Transportation Cost Index 04/29/2016 Liming Wang, Assistant Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University