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

Road Ecology Course and Seminar Series

Mark Sytsma
The American road network is a major economic investment that is a major organizing force for human activity. The road system has profoundly altered ecological processes and, as a result, it is also an important organizing force for ecosystems. Understanding the ecological consequences of road system design and use is critical to effective engineering and management of road systems to minimize impacts. I propose a new course within Environmental Science and Resources at PSU that will expose u... Read More

Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics: Phase 2

Christopher Monsere
Mecit Cetin , Andrew Nichols
Importance of freight transportation is recognized universally by all states and it is particularly an important component of Oregon's economy. While other modes are clearly important for freight transportation, trucking is the dominant mode in terms of tons and value. Monitoring freight movement and freight transportation performance is essential in making effective policies and informed decisions to enhance and efficiently manage the freight transportation system. One of the key aspects o... Read More