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
Friday Transportation Seminar: Bicycle Safety (and Other) Research at CARRS-Q in Brisbane, Australia 12 pm Friday, September 29 Narelle Haworth, Queensland University of Technology
Friday Transportation Seminar: Utilizing High-Resolution Archived Transit Data to Study Before-and-After Travel-Speed and Travel-Time Conditions 12 pm Friday, October 06 Travis Glick, Ph.D. Student, Portland State University
Friday Transportation Seminar: Safety Effectiveness of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments 12 pm Friday, October 13 Chris Monsere, Portland State University
Friday Transportation Seminar: Road Diet v 2.0 12 pm Friday, October 20 Michael Williams, Alta Planning
Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBA 12 pm Friday, October 27 TBA
Friday Transportation Seminar: Countywide Bluetooth Deployment and Some Use Cases of Traffic Studies, Signal Timing, and Model Validation 12 pm Friday, November 03 Shaun Quayle, Transportation Engineer at Washington County
Veterans Day: No Friday Transportation Seminar 12 pm Friday, November 10
Friday Transportation Seminar: Safety Effectiveness of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments 12 pm Friday, November 17 Chris Monsere, Portland State University
Thanksgiving: No Friday Seminar 12 pm Friday, November 24
Friday Transportation Seminar: Safety Effectiveness of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments 12 pm Friday, December 01 Chris Monsere, Portland State University

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Topic Time and Date Speaker Cost Credit
Webinar: The Effects of Demand-Responsive Parking on Transit Usage and Congestion: Evidence from SFpark 10 am Tuesday, September 26 Nicole Ngo, University of Oregon Free 1
Webinar: Racial Bias in Driver Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks: Understanding the Effects 10 am Thursday, October 26 Kimberly Kahn, Portland State University Free 1
Webinar: What Do We Know About Location Affordability in US Shrinking Cities? 10 am Thursday, November 09 Joanna Ganning, Cleveland State University Free 1
Webinar: Bike-Ped Portal 10 am Tuesday, December 19 Hau Hagedorn, TREC, IBPI, Portland State University Free 1

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, email:conferences@pdx.edu or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, email: drc@pdx.edu. 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: Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights on Equity Aug 22, 2017 Nathan McNeil, Jennifer Dill and John MacArthur; Portland State University
Webinar: Land Use Mix and Pedestrian Travel Behavior: Advancements in Conceptualization and Measurement Jul 25, 2017 Steven Gehrke, Portland State University
Environmentally Sustainable and Affordable Housing Near Transit in Los Angeles Jun 09, 2017 Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California
China's Motorization Wave and the Place of Emerging Technologies Jun 02, 2017 Christopher Cherry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Annual Metro Regional Trail Count and Why Local Extrapolation Factors Matter May 26, 2017 Geoff Gibson, Metro