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

Development, Deployment, and Assessment of a New Educational Paradigm for Transportation Professionals and University Students

Ashley Haire
This project is a part of the Region X Consortium’s plan to deliver a new educational program to a target audience of university students and transportation professionals in the Pacific Northwest in order to address pipeline, training, and retention issues in the transportation industry. The program is based on a new paradigm for educational content delivery—an active, problem-based learning environment conducted at a distance. Supported by educational research and the expertise of the facult... Read More

Inclusive planning to evaluate improved non-emergency medical transportation services for patients with End Stage Renal Disease

Jenny Liu
The objective of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT). In particular, we propose to assess NEMT services for patients with endstage renal disease (ESRD) in the three-county Portland region by understanding the needs of patients and involving them in the design of NEMT services with a goal of developing sustainable transportation solutions that address the state's triple aim for healthcare reform. The project add... Read More