The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University (PSU) is an interdisciplinary center that elevates the voices and expertise of a wide range of backgrounds that provide a unique lens on transportation insight for vibrant communities. We support collaborative research and education programs for our faculty, partners, community members, and students.


TREC is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), PORTAL, BikePed Portal, and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research for transportation decision makers, expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engage students and professionals through education and participation in research. Learn more about our transportation research and education programs