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

Trail Planning & Community Service Curriculum

Lynn Weigand
Objective: This proposal seeks one year of funding to develop a new trail planning curriculum for a community-service based, University Capstone course at Portland State University, with Metro (regional government) as the community course partner and to conduct a regional trail research project. The goals of this project include: 1. Expanding opportunities for undergraduate students to study trail design and planning for transportation and recreational walking and bicycling; 2. Providing ... Read More

Climate Change Impact Assessment for Surface Transportation in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

John MacArthur
Miguel Figliozzi , Jason Ideker , Phillip Mote , Ming Lee
The states in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska (the region) share interconnected travel networks for people, goods, and services that support the regional economy, mobility, and human safety. Regional climate change has and will continue to affect the physical condition and serviceability of these networks, yet the nature of the changes and their potential impacts on the regional transportation system and its use are very poorly understood. The widely diverse topography, climate regimes, an... Read More