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

Oregon Transportation Planning Experience

Carl Abbott
Samuel Lowry
The history of Oregon land use planning lies in file cabinets, legislative acta, news clips, unheralded short writings, and living brains around and outside the state. The history has yet to be written in a cogent, accessible form. That is one long-term goal; this project is part of that goal. From OTREC the proponents seek funds to conduct initial research ensuring proper attention to the transportation component of such a history – and in so doing, to tell the stories from the profession an... Read More

Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation

Jennifer Dill
Karen Dixon , Marc Schlossberg
The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation aims to advance the field of bicycle and pedestrian transportation through four primary mechanisms: (1) developing and pursuing a collaborative research agenda that more directly informs practice and and involves students through dissertation research and fellowships; (2) translating relevant research into a format and language that is more useful to practitioners, and making that research available through technology transfer; (3) developi... Read More