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

Expanding Development of the Oregon Traffic Safety Data Archive

Christopher Monsere
As early as 1924, the need for safety-knowledge was recognized. At a national conference on street and highway safety it was reported that safety data "are so vital to any comprehensive understanding and treatment of the safety problem that their collection and analysis in every State and community are essential" (Griffith, 2003). Many decades later, this simple statement has, in-fact, taken on increased significance. In the age of information, the challenge is now to make effective decision... Read More

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Planning: Training for Practitioners

Lynn Weigand
The growing focus on context sensitive solutions and design in roadway planning, increased support for addressing public health objectives through transportation and land use planning, and concerns about oil dependence and global warming all point to a need for planning practitioners to have more knowledge and skills related to pedestrian and bicycle planning. At the same time, the amount of funding going toward pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure has increased significantly since the earl... Read More