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

Using Existing ITS Commercial Vehicle Operation (ITS/CVO) Data to Develop Statewide (and Bi-state) Truck Travel Time Estimates and Other Freight Measures

Christopher Monsere
Robert Bertini
The transportation of freight is an important component of the Oregon economy. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that from 1998 to 2010, the total tonnage of freight shipments to, from, and within Oregon will have increased 50% and the value of those same shipments nearly doubled. While other modes are clearly important for freight transportation, trucking is the dominant mode in terms of tons and value. Currently, there is no system that estimates travel time for many major freigh... Read More

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Planning: Training for Practitioners

Lynn Weigand
The growing focus on context sensitive solutions and design in roadway planning, increased support for addressing public health objectives through transportation and land use planning, and concerns about oil dependence and global warming all point to a need for planning practitioners to have more knowledge and skills related to pedestrian and bicycle planning. At the same time, the amount of funding going toward pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure has increased significantly since the earl... Read More