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
Integrative Public Transport in a Segmented City: Reflections from Jerusalem Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm Galit Cohen-Blankshtain, Ph.D., School of Public Policy and Dept. of Geography, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The Bridge and the City Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm Daniel Biau, Ph.D., International Consultant and Author
Can Location Value Capture Pay for Transit? Organizational Challenges of Transforming Theory Into Practice Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00pm Deborah Salon, Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Seminar—Topic TBA Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:00pm Anne Dunning, University of Kansas
Seminar—Topic Near-road air quality, Title TBA Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm Christine Kendrick, PBOT
Seminar—Topic FTA guidebook on bike-ped access to transit, Title TBA Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm Lynn Weigand, TREC
Seminar—Topic transit-oriented development, Title TBA Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00pm Ian Carlton, EcoNorthwest
Seminar—Topic Improving Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Local Applications, Title TBA Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm Ben Stabler, RSG

Upcoming Professional Development Events

No upcoming events

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: States on the Hot Seat: State Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation 06/14/2016 Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Pursuing Vision Zero in Seattle – Results of a Systemic Safety Analysis 06/03/2016 Rebecca Sanders, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group
MURP Workshop Extravaganza 05/27/2016 Lea Anderson, Curtis Fisher and teams; Portland State University
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