Friday Transportation Seminar: Evaluation of a Transportation Incentive Program for Affordable Housing Residents

Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Date Change: This seminar has been rescheduled and will now be held on April 16, 2021. If you had previously registered, there is no need to re-register.

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online onlyFriday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

THE TOPIC

This seminar presents the results from the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing (TWRAH) pilot program launched by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The program provided a set of transportation incentives for low-income participants including a $308 pre-paid visa card which...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report: Causes, Effects, and Recommendations

Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only.

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

THE TOPIC

Perhaps you’ve seen a public meeting about pedestrian safety (or infrastructure projects) deteriorate into speculation about texting pedestrians or drunk drivers. What do the data say?

The Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report reviews police reports and available information for all 48 fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland from 2017-2019. The authors will summarize their most notable findings relating to infrastructure, other systemic factors, equity and the information that the public receives about crashes. Participants may wish to...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Transportation and Gentrification: Impacts on Low-income Black Households in Portland

Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only.

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

THE TOPIC

Portland’s Black population has been heavily impacted by gentrification in the historic Albina community. Nearly half of Portland’s Black population lives in the area east of 82nd Ave, known as East Portland. This has had substantial impacts on both Black households that can continue living in Albina and those living in East Portland. The suburban-esque built environment of East Portland makes it difficult to get around and reach basic necessities. Those living in Albina have taken on exorbitant rents. Both groups suffer from a geographic divide that has made it difficult to rely on family and friends for basic needs like childcare and...

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Webinar: Eliminating Cash Options for Public Transit Fares: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

OVERVIEW

Many transit agencies plan to automate their fare collection and limit the use of cash, with the goals of improving boarding and data collection while lowering operating costs. Yet about 10% of adults in the United States lack a bank account or credit card, and many either rely on restrictive cell-phone data plans or don’t have access to internet or a smartphone. 

This webinar will present part of a larger research project exploring these issues in the cities of Denver, Colorado, and Eugene and Portland–Gresham, Oregon. In this part, we explore the tradeoffs between reducing cash acceptance, ridership and the costs of fare collection systems. How much does it save to reduce cash acceptance, verses ridership and equity impacts?

We will also present a cost-effectiveness framework that combines a qualitative and quantitative analysis and use this model to explore case scenarios in our three cities. The model shows that adding a retail network to facilitate fare payment as well as preserving cash acceptance on board buses through the farebox are highly effective solutions. The model is customizable for any agency and similar analyses can be run for different configurations of fare collection systems.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • The extent and dimensions of digital and...
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Webinar: Electric Bus Deployment: Cost and Environmental Equity

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
 

OVERVIEW

This presentation introduces an innovative spatiotemporal analytical framework and web-based visualization platform developed by researchers at the University of Utah to assist transit agencies in identifying optimal deployment strategies for a battery-electric bus (BEB) system by using a combination of mathematical programming methods, GIS-based analysis, and multi-objective optimization techniques. The framework allows transit agencies to optimally phase in BEB infrastructure and deploy the BEB system in a way that can minimize the capital and operational cost of the BEB system while maximizing its environmental benefits (i.e., emission reduction).

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Introduction to a bi-objective spatiotemporal optimization model for the strategic deployment of BEBs to minimize the cost of purchasing BEBs, on-route and in-depot charging stations, and to maximize environmental equity for disadvantaged populations.
  • The optimization considers the unique constraints imposed by BEB operations in a spatiotemporal fashion.
  • We used empirical data to offer a potential framework that can be adopted or expanded by transit agencies to optimally deploy BEBs by accommodating multiple goals and objectives that the transit agencies set forth.
  • The research could help transit agencies develop optimal deployment...
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Partner Event: 2021 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research

Monday, August 9, 2021, 8:00am PDT to Friday, August 13, 2021, 5:00pm PDT

World Society for Transport and Land Use Research

The World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) promotes the understanding and analysis of the interdisciplinary interactions of transport and land use, offers a forum for debate, and provides a mechanism for the dissemination of information. The Society organizes the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research. The first symposium was held in Whistler, Canada 2011, the second was held at Delft, The Netherlands in 2014, and the third took place in Brisbane, Australia in 2017. The next (virtual!) symposium is planned for 2021 in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.

Learn more about the event and see the latest updates here

 

Conference Co-Chairs

Kelly Clifton, Portland State University

Kelly Clifton serves as the interim Associate Vice President for Research and as a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. She holds an...

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