Oregon Summer Transportation Institute 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

Registration is open to female and female-identified students in Oregon who will be current high school students in the Fall of 2018.

For the third year in a row, we're hosting an Oregon Summer Transportation Institute (OSTI) for high school girls. This two-week residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade who identifies as female an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over the country to see Portland’...

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APBP Webinar: Safety Manuals - The Good Stuff

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

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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Data Science Course - Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00am PDT to Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

This summer we're hosting a two-part data science course. You can register for one or the other– or attend both parts at a discount: Data Science Course 2018, Part 2: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

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Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, ...

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Data Science Course - Part 2: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:00am PDT to Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

This summer we're hosting a two-part data science course. You can register for one or the other– or attend both parts at a discount: Data Science Course 2018, Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, download the...

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Webinar: Meeting & Exceeding Mobility User Expectations with Real-Time Transit Information

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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Every day transit riders ask the same question: when’s the next one coming? To answer this question, transit agencies are transitioning to providing real-time transit information through smartphones or displayed at transit stops. 

The proliferation of transit planning and real time arrival tools that have hit the market over the past decade is staggering. Yet with transit ridership on the decline, agencies can’t afford to ignore the importance of providing accurate, real time information to their customers. Real-time transit information improves the reliability and efficiency of passenger travel, but barriers have prevented some transit agencies from adopting the GTFSrealtime v1.0 technology. A new NITC-funded study in May led by Sean Barbeau of the University of South Florida seeks to remove some of these barriers to make real-time transit info a universal amenity. As a public agency partner, moovel focuses on delivering simple, frictionless and accurate information through mobile applications. From mobile ticketing to multi/intermodal trip planning, booking and payment, moovel’s mobile apps take a customer-first approach to enhance the customer...

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IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, August 13, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, August 17, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 19 - 20) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Aug 19 - 21).

COURSE OVERVIEW

As communities have put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t -- how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with...

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APBP Webinar: Moving Beyond the Centerline - Advisory Bicycle Lanes, Best Kept Secret

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

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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IBPI Workshop: Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 19 - 20) and Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Aug 13 - 17)

COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day workshop offers strategies for building and strengthening communities around walking and bicycling. The primary focus will be to learn and experience firsthand the design of various active transportation programs to support increased biking and walking. The first day will focus on the behind-the-scenes effort that it takes to organize Portland's Sunday Parkways, the city's premiere Open Streets initiative. The subsequent days will delve into other transportation demand management and transportation options programs that play a key role in helping more people to bike, walk, and use transit.

This course offers insights and strategies to make the case for policymakers, inspire communities, and build a movement toward healthier, more active cities. 

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TREC/OAPA Webinar: Authentic Community Engagement

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Partner Webinar: TREC and OAPA - Authentic Community Engagement

This free webinar is hosted by TREC in partnership with the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA).

OVERVIEW

Description coming soon.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS
  • Identifying your audience. This is the first step because you can’t know how to reach people until you know which people you want to reach.
  • Developing goals and a strategy. You need a clear goal for your outreach. Understand why you need engagement and how that engagement will (or won’t) impact upcoming decisions, and use that to build a goal for what you want to achieve with your outreach. Your strategy is just a plan for activities to achieve your goal(s).
  • Meeting people where they are. Once you understand who you want to engage, why you are engaging them and how what you learn will be part of the decision-making process, you are ready to plan some activities/events. Understand your audience and figure out how to engage them the way they want to be engagement. This will make your activities most successful. Engagement should be easy, comfortable, safe, and if possible, fun.

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Transportation & Communities 2018: Academy Edition

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 14, 2018, 5:00pm PDT
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In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting.

PRICING

This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops.

  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate): $50

THE PROGRAM

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  • Survey Design: Asking the Right Questions
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies: What, When, Where, Why, and How?
  • Activating Community Opportunities Using Transportation Organizations as Assets
  • Cost Accounting for Program and Budget Planning Today and Tomorrow
  • Data Analysis for Smarties Who Forgot What They Learned in College
  • What’s New in the HCM 6th Edition?
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods with Transportation Disadvantaged Populations
  • Calculating...
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