TREC research addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, from across the Portland State University campus. Use the search box at right to search for a specific project.

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Research Highlights

Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure

Jenny Liu
Jeff Renfro , Mike Paruszkiewicz
This project proposes a comprehensive economic analysis of the “City Greenways” concept from Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets crisscrossing the city at roughly 3-mile intervals. Examining the urban greenway infrastructure comprehensively through economic, sustainability and equity perspectives helps cities such as Portland to understand how it can better address carbon emissions, develop effective pede... 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). The first objective of this project was to design a framework that could be used to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of non-emergency transportation services (NEMT). In addition to the development of the framework, this project aimed to establish connections between Portland State University (PSU) researchers with regional connections involved in publ... Read More