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

Identifying and Quantifying Rates of State Motor Fuel Tax Evasion

Anthony Rufolo
Revenues from motor fuel are used primarily to support the states' transportation systems. In this time of large state budgetary deficits, it is particularly important that all motor fuel tax funds are collected, remitted, and credited to the respective state highway accounts. However, allegations of significant evasion of these taxes persist. The extent and causes for this loss of revenue from fuel tax evasion are not fully understood. For states to maximize receipt of their motor fuel taxes... Read More

Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Curriculum Expansion

Lynn Weigand
The project will broaden the curriculum of the existing bicycle and pedestrian transportation course at Portland State University by adding a new two-credit applied lab that will be offered concurrently with the existing, three-credit undergraduate/graduate lecture course. It will be offered in the fall term of 2008 in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. The new course will be offered as an optional add-on for students in the three-credit bicycle and pedestrian plann... Read More