TREC research addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, from across the Portland State University campus. Use the search box at right to search for a specific project.

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Research Highlights

Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Program

Lynn Weigand
Karen Dixon , Marc Schlossberg
Since the 1990s, the amount of attention and funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure has increased significantly. This, combined with the role of transportation in public health and environmental concerns, has raised expectations for engineering and planning practitioners to possess more knowledge and skills related to pedestrian and bicycle planning and design. This demand requires more education around these topics, but university curriculum doesn’t reflect these important shifts ... Read More

Assessing Transit Agencies' Climate Change Adaptation Needs

John MacArthur
Climate change is posing unique and unprecedented challenges for the Nation's transportation system. Changing weather patterns and their associated physical, financial, and social impacts are affecting or will affect the way transportation professionals finance, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the multimodal transportation infrastructure. Many state departments of transportation have started to focus attention on the issues of adaptation but transit agencies have not yet... Read More