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

A comprehensive roadmap for the development of low/no emission vehicle infrastructure in the Portland Metro region

John MacArthur
Peter Murchie , George Beard
The shift from combustion engines to low- and no-emission electric vehicles is underway and gaining momentum. During the last year, Oregon has become an active player in the electric vehicle arena, with a number of promising relationships and activities in the early stages of formalization. With additional thought, effort and strategy Oregon can seize the opportunity to become the national leader in the adoption and incorporation of new vehicle platforms and mobility strategies into the fabri... Read More

Road Ecology Course and Seminar Series

Mark Sytsma
The American road network is a major economic investment that is a major organizing force for human activity. The road system has profoundly altered ecological processes and, as a result, it is also an important organizing force for ecosystems. Understanding the ecological consequences of road system design and use is critical to effective engineering and management of road systems to minimize impacts. I propose a new course within Environmental Science and Resources at PSU that will expose u... Read More