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

Do TODs Make a Difference?

Arthur C. Nelson
Jenny Liu , Reid Ewing
The United States is moving into a new era of metropolitan development and form. The demographic, economic, and finance drivers that made America a suburban nation have run their course. America will see a shift toward infill and redevelopment. Facilitating this will be fixed-guideway transit systems and the transit oriented developments (TODs) they serve. Our project will measure the outcomes of TODs in relation to controls with respect to (1) jobs by sector, (2) housing choice for ho... Read More

Examining Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices

Kelly Clifton
As cities around the country are making significant investments in pedestrian, bicycling and transit infrastructure, cycling, especially is on the rise. Many other cities, large and small, are eyeing this success and are recognizing the potential of cycling as a viable mode of transportation for their communities. These investments are often met with resistance from the business community because of uncertainty about the benefits and how they might accrue to them. This skepticism is based... Read More