TREC’s broad research program addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, from across the Portland State University campus. Browse the featured projects below or use the search box at right to search for a specific project. NOTE: If you're looking for projects from our partner campuses, use the NITC research search.

Research Highlights

Livability Performance Metrics for Transit

Marc Schlossberg
Jennifer Dill , Nico Larco
Understanding the performance of our nation's transit systems and how well they meet the needs of communities is critical if we are to advance the new national livability agenda successfully. For the nation's transit agencies, it is essential that livability-based performance measures include both regional (macro) and neighborhood (micro) indicators so that a comprehensive approach is taken to improve the nation's transit systems. Traditionally, transit systems are thought of exclusively in... Read More

SW Broadway Cycle Track & SW Stark/Oak Street Buffered Bike Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill
Two innovative bicycle facilities installed in late summer and early fall 2009 in downtown Portland by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) were evaluated to understand how they are functioning on multiple levels. All of these facilities involved removing a motor vehicle lane by restriping to provide additional roadway space to bicyclists. The facilities include: • A cycle track (a seven-foot bike lane separated from motor vehicle traffic by a row of parked cars and a paint... Read More