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

Evaluation of an Eco-Driving Program: Changing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior

Donald Truxillo
The Oregon Department of Transportation is working with PacWest to provide marketing and training regarding eco-driving to fleets of light-duty vehicles. The proposed project will evaluate the effectiveness of these materials. The program's effectiveness will be examined in fleets of light-duty work vehicles to see if the program affects individual driver (employee) knowledge of eco-driving; attitudes about eco-driving; and self-reported driving behaviors. Fuel use will be examined at the or... Read More

Assessment and Refinement of Real-Time Travel Time Algorithms for Use in Practice, Phase 2

Kristin Tufte
Soyoung Ahn
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has put a high priority on the use of existing dynamic message signs (DMS) to provide travel time estimates to the public. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has three DMS in the Portland metropolitan area configured to display travel time information. In the near future, ODOT would like to make travel time estimates available on additional DMS, over the Internet on and via 511. Travel time estimates are valuable to the trave... Read More