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

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

Improving Travel Information Products via Robust Estimation Techniques

David Maier
Kristin Tufte
Traffic-monitoring systems, such as those using loop detectors, are prone to coverage gaps, arising from sensor noise, processing errors and transmission problems. Such gaps adversely affect the accuracy of Advanced Traveller Information Systems. This project will explore models based on historical data that can provide estimates to fill such gaps. We build on an initial study by Mr. Rafael J. Fernandez-Moctezuma, using both a linear model and an artificial neural network (ANN) trained on his... Read More