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

Understanding Market Segments for Current and Future Residential Location and Travel Choices

Kelly Clifton
Jenny Liu , Roger Chen
This project aims to examine the connections between residential location choices and travel at the household level with an emphasis on identifying current residents' preferences for their future housing, neighborhood and transportation choices (collectively referred to as lifestyle choices) that can be used in scenario planning exercises. The goal is to understand how future lifestyle aspirations relate to current choices. This work builds on a current project, funded by the Oregon Departmen... Read More

Equity Analysis for the Existing and Planned Bicycle Network

Jennifer Dill
Portland’s current bicycle network has brought the city into the national spotlight as a  leader in the provision of cycling infrastructure.  As the city looks forward to 2030 with  ambitions of becoming a truly world‐class bicycling city, it is clear that if the Draft Plan is  fully implemented, nearly all of the city will be covered by a dense network of bikeways.   The question of equity in the future is therefore not so much one of network coverage or lack of coverage, but of project... Read More