Friday Transportation Seminar: Winning the Fight for Better Bus Service

Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
A bus drives  along East Cesar E Chavez Avenue at Los Angeles Downtown. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar Winning the Fight for Better Bus Service

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/4WomrzF_2VA

View the presentation slides: https://www2.slideshare.net/otrec/winning-the-fight-for-better-bus-service

TREC Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/TRECpdx/status/...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
A police officer pulls over a driver at a traffic stop. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Law enforcement traffic stops are one of the most common entryways to the US justice system, with significant downstream impacts for both individuals and communities. Group-specific rates are typically based on jurisdiction resident populations; these rates,...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Curating Equitable Transportation

Friday, November 13, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Crowds of people cross a busy intersection on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan with the colorful sunset in the background skyline. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar Curating Equitable Transportation

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Getting people and goods from here to there is central to the ways we live, work, and play in the United States. The transportation networks we create as planners, engineers, geologists, contractors, consultants, advocates, and citizens involve a multitude of decisions. These decisions have great impact on who can get where, when and how; often connected to our...

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Webinar: Bus Stops: Access and Equity

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
A bus stop with a shelter, bench, and sidewalk showing people boarding the bus
 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

OVERVIEW

Improving bus stops by providing shelters, seating, signage, and sidewalks is relatively inexpensive and popular among riders and local officials. Making such improvements, however, is not often a priority for U.S. transit providers because of competing demands for capital funds and a perception that amenities are not tied to measurable increases in system effectiveness or efficiency. This webinar focuses on the role that bus stops play as the point of first contact between transit agencies and their potential riders, and how the quality of that contact can influence both ridership and accessibility for riders with mobility-related disabilities. The webinar will use results from recent research sponsored by NITC and the Utah Department of Transportation looking at possible impacts that bus stop improvements made by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) have had on stop-level ridership and demand for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services. The results demonstrate how investments in bus stop facilities are not amenities, as they are...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: At the Intersection of Safety + Race + Transportation

Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
People family waiting to cross street in Fordham Heights center, New York City, NYC in evening. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar At the Intersection of Safety + Race + Transportation

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Transportation policies at the local, regional, state and national levels have a direct impact on urban land use and development patterns. Transportation intersects with multiple areas including public health, education, climate change, physical...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Case Studies of Travel Demand Analysis on Transport Disadvantaged Communities

Friday, October 30, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Image: Bus stop on a street with people waiting in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, USA. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar Case Studies of Travel Demand Analysis on Transport Disadvantaged Communities

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Travel Demand Models are the backbone of decision-making for public transportation infrastructure investment. Yet, critiques of these models with respect to their usefulness  and performance for transport...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Tribal Mobility, Accessibility and Social Equity

Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Image: Interstate 5 Bridge over the Snohomish River in Everett, Washington State, USA. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar Tribal Mobility Accessibility and Social Equity

In response to the global pandemic, in person activities are restricted on the PSU campus. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Eastern Washington University's Small Urban, Rural & Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM) focuses on the mobility needs and challenges faced by tribal communities. In this presentation, SURTCOM Associate Director Margo Hill will examine the accessibility of tribal communities to basic...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Dignity Infused Community Engagement in Los Angeles

Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Image is of a crowd of people wearing face masks in Los Angeles during COVID-19 quarantine, waiting to cross the street. Text reads: Friday Transportation Seminar, Dignity Infused Community Engagement in Los Angeles

In response to the global pandemic, in person activities are restricted on the PSU campus. 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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

In 2019, the LADOT Vision Zero Division launched the Vision Zero Dignity Infused Community Engagement (VZ DICE) strategy with the intent to transform the way the City engages with local communities. This planning process intentionally and holistically...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Biking While Black: How Planning Contributes to Unjust Policing

Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Image is of a group of people bicycling. Front and center is a Black man wearing red shoes and a black helmet.

In response to the global pandemic, in person activities are restricted on the PSU campus. 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. 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

Neighborhoods of color tend to be the most dangerous places for cyclists and other road users, a result in part of historic disinvestment and failure to provide basic infrastructure. Safety efforts to reduce crashes, like Vision Zero, have called for both increased investment, a qualified benefit...

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Webinar: Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

OVERVIEW

The National Street Improvements Study, conducted by PSU in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and consulting firm Bennett Midland, researched the economic effects of bicycle infrastructure on 14 corridors across six cities — Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The study found that improvements such as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure had either positive or non-significant impacts on the local economy as measured through sales and employment. In this webinar, lead researcher Jenny Liu will share the results of the investigation and the unique methodology for investigating these economic outcomes.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and the Summit Foundation, and conducted at Portland State University. Read more about the research: ...

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