INFO SESSION: Study Abroad 2019 - Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
PSU Study Abroad to the Netherlands

Hosted by TREC, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context.

ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

Before you apply for the program (applications not yet open), attend one of multiple information sessions on this study abroad program:

Tuesday, November 27th (12 - 1PM) in KMC 605 on the PSU Campus (615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201)

Friday, January 11th (12 - 1PM) in KMC 465 on the PSU Campus (615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201)

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Webinar: Segmenting the Market for Transportation Demand Management Campaigns

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
NITC Webinar: Segmenting the Market for Transportation Demand Management Campaigns (Phil Winters and Amy Lester, USF)

OVERVIEW

Social marketing seeks to develop and integrate marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviors that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. It is a useful transportation demand management (TDM) planning approach to promote travel behavior change. The purpose of this study was to explore a consumer market segmentation technique successfully used in Europe for its applicability to marketing efforts in the United States. Attitudinal and demographic data were collected from 1900 individuals in Florida, Oregon, and Virginia modeled after the European approach. Clustering analysis was applied to divide the sample into segments so that members of the same group share similar attitudes. These include attitudes about various modes, car use, and congestion and environment. A classification model was built to predict group membership. The most stable and distinctive segmentation resulted in 7 segments. From this list of over 100 attitudinal questions, 17 questions were found to separate segments most significantly and predict group membership with high level of accuracy. Attitudinal profiles for each group were developed based on thee mean responses to these “golden questions”. This webinar will discuss the method and results.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this webinar, the learner will be able to:

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Connected Vehicles Technology Platform

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar: Connected Vehicles Technology Platform (Larry Head)

EVENT OVERVIEW

The long-term vision and promise of connected vehicles is to use communication between vehicles, and between vehicles and infrastructure, to improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation network.

In late 2018 and through 2019, a multidisciplinary research team will deploy the Multi-Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal System (MMITSS) — a Dynamic Mobility Application developed at the University of Arizona by Dr. Larry Head — on the Portland Streetcar and at four intersections along the “Art Museum Corridor” in Southwest Portland. A prototype CV system is currently being designed and developed based on the MMITSS prototype, traffic signal controllers used by the City of Portland, and the Streetcar operating schedule. It will be tested at PSU and in the City of Portland Traffic Signal Shop. A test intersection near the PSU campus will be selected and equipment installed for field testing. Between November and July, on-board units will be installed on two streetcars and four intersections, and operations will commence. In the long term, technology like this could reduce delay and prevent collisions, making the streetcar—and eventually, the entire transportation system—safer and more efficient.

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APBP Webinar: What Do You Do? Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Skills

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

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NITC Reception at TRB 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:30pm to 10:30pm PST

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 98th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks.

Once again, we've bought out the whole bar (Fado Irish Pub)!

We'll be running networking bingo (transportation style), and handing out big and small prizes provided by our research consortium of six universities (Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington).

Please RSVP so that we can plan for your attendance and email you a reminder. Complimentary appetizers (at limited capacity) will be provided.

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Mobility Matters 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:00am to 5:00pm PDT
Mobility Matters 2019 - March 11, 2019 at Portland State University

Event Overview

In 2018, the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University partnered with PSU's Graduate School of Education (GSE) to host the first-ever "Mobility Matters" Transportation & Wayfinding Summit. We're excited to reprise the popular interdisciplinary event in 2019. Mark your calendars for March 11, 2019!

We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Conference themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on Cascadia.

    We anticipate opening registration in December 2018, let us know if you would like to be notified on event updates.

    Schedule of the Day

    This schedule is in progress, and subject to change.

    Study Abroad 2019: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

    Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 5, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
    PSU Study Abroad to the Netherlands

    Hosted by TREC, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context.

    ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

    Before you apply for the program (applications not yet open), attend one of multiple information sessions on this study abroad program:

    Tuesday, November 27th (12 - 1PM) in KMC 605 on the PSU Campus (615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201)

    Friday, January 11th (12 - 1PM) in KMC 465 on the PSU Campus (615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201)

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