Cancelled: Friday Transportation Seminar: Racial Equity And Transit-Oriented Development: Who Benefits From TOD?

Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar

We regret to inform you that our guest speaker will no longer be able to join us. This seminar has been cancelled. We remain committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our communities, and support our community members in following taking steps to take care of themselves, minimize the spread of the COVID-19, and protect those who are the highest risk. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to seeing you at future events. 


 

THE TOPIC

This session explores the work of the Elevated Chicago collaborative within the context of the 2019 equitable TOD (eTOD) ordinance passed by the City of Chicago, which requires the creation of an equitable policy plan to proactively address displacement and depopulation through TOD. Elevated Chicago is a coalition of community organizers, City government, developers, environmentalists, artists and financial institutions advancing eTOD, through capital projects, infrastructure, systems and culture change, and programs in support of TOD projects. We will explore how Elevated Chicago addresses two types of displacement of people of color (gentrification-led and...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Moving Toward Equitable Transit-Oriented Developments by Integrating Transit and Housing

Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

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

Prior studies show that transit-oriented developments (TODs) increase property values and raise property tax revenue. Property owners reap economic benefit from TODs and public officials use it as evidence to justify the high cost of rail transit. However, renters, who rely on transit more than homeowners, may have to pay higher rent to live in TODs. The location affordability index at the neighborhood level suggests that renters can also benefit from TOD by saving money on transportation costs. Recent studies at the individual level, however, found little evidence that living in TODs reduces transportation expenditure. Using rental data scraped from Craigslist listings and travel data from 2010-12 California Household Travel Survey, this ongoing study contributes to this...

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Webinar: Visual Exploration of Trajectory Data

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:00am PDT
Webinar: Visual Exploration of Trajectory Data
 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

OVERVIEW

This webinar will demonstrate the tremendous value of GPS trajectory data in understanding statewide travel patterns and measuring performance. First, Dr. Markovic (U of Utah) will conduct visual exploration of GPS trajectories that capture about 3% of all the trips in Utah. He will briefly discuss the problem of scaling GPS trajectories to the population, and then focus on the use of scaled trajectories in computing origin-destination matrices, vehicle-hours delays, vehicle-miles traveled, and trip-based performance measures. Second, Dr. Franz (CATT Lab) will demonstrate a suite of visual analytics that enables transportation agencies to easily explore terabytes of GPS trajectory data. He will demonstrate different tools and share the experience of 5 state DOTs that are currently using CATT Lab's trajectory data suite.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Trajectory data represents the most complete vehicle-probe data and provides unprecedented opportunity for transportation system analysis.
  • Transportation agencies can easily leverage visual analytics to obtain insights in statewide traffic patterns and performance measures.

THE RESEARCH

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Friday Transportation Seminar (APBP Oregon Edition): Bus-Bike Designs for the Division Transit Project

Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Bus Bike Designs for the Division Transit Project

 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

THE TOPIC

This seminar is brought to you by the Oregon chapter of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), with support from TREC at Portland State.

Transit stops and stations are a confluence of complementary and competing activities - pedestrians accessing businesses, passengers boarding and alighting, and bicyclists zipping through to their destinations. People are moving in different directions, at different speeds, and need to be able to navigate this space safely and comfortably. A common point of conflict is the bus/bicycle interaction when a transit stop is adjacent to a bike lane. Designs for integrating pedestrian and bicycle facilities at high demand transit stops have advanced over the last decade, but often involve costly infrastructure which require generous right-of-way space, significant streetscape reconfiguration and/or expensive property acquisitions.

TriMet, in coordination with Alta Planning and Design, WSP, PIVOT Architecture and regional stakeholders developed a new station area typology for constrained locations along the Division Street corridor in Portland, OR as a part of the...

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Partner Event: Mobility Matters 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm PDT

Portland State University’s College of Education is excited to reprise this 3rd annual interdisciplinary summit. They invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. This year’s themes will focus on Youth Leadership: Growing Interdisciplinary Solutions Through Partnerships and Smart Design = Accessible Design. We’ll explore opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

    SEE THE FULL PROGRAM AND REGISTER

    *** Mobility Matters 2020 will now be offered exclusively online for all attendees. ***

    Currently, multiple planned presentations, including the keynote, are slated to be delivered online, providing you with quality content from an interdisciplinary cadre of experts. We expect to have a full day’s worth of presentations.

    Your registration fees include a full virtual access pass to view sessions synchronously and an option to watch them as recorded sessions at a later date. Already registered? You’re all set. 

    The organizers will email you...

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    Webinar: When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: A Community-Engaged Assessment of Transportation Gaps

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm PDT
    People walking with no sidewalk. Text: Webinar - When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure

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    OVERVIEW

    This study used a community-engaged interdisciplinary approach to assess the gaps between economic growth and transportation infrastructure development, and the impact of potential gaps on access to opportunities for environmental justice populations within North Central Texas, where population growth has increased over 100% since 2000.

    The interdisciplinary team, comprised of social work and civil engineering researchers, in partnership with the regional homeless coalition, measured residents’ perspectives of:

    • the economic growth in the area over the past decade,
    • the extent to which transportation infrastructure has matched the economic growth, and
    • the implications for access to affordable quality housing, employment, quality public education, as well as engagement in cultural and social activities.

    The team utilized a mixed-methods (focus groups and survey data), exploratory design to collect responses from a diverse sampling frame. The study results produced an infrastructure profile for the region, in which increased infrastructure from toll ways have improved...

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    Cancelled: Friday Transportation Seminar: Grassroots Transportation Politics in Bremen and Berlin: A Matter of Environmental Justice

    Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
    Friday Transportation Seminar: Grassroots Transportation Politics in Bremen and Berlin: A Matter of Social Justice

    We regret to inform you that our guest speaker will no longer be able to join us. This seminar has been cancelled. We remain committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our communities, and support our community members in following taking steps to take care of themselves, minimize the spread of the COVID-19, and protect those who are the highest risk. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to seeing you at future events. 

    THE TOPIC

    Civil society in Germany has had little influence on transportation politics and planning. Yet the urgency of the global climate crisis as well as the problems of the so-called “democratic deficit” are only increasing. These challenges indicate that a shift towards a sustainable as well as a democratic transportation politics is urgently needed.

    Although the wide-ranging and interconnected nature of transportation politics makes this “Verkehrswende” both particularly urgent and particularly complicated, grassroots movements and civil society actors in Berlin and Bremen are seeking to create a truly sustainable politics of transportation in Germany.

    Using qualitative analysis and expert interviews of movement actors, as well as a theoretical grounding in critical democratic theories, this project will examine how citizen movements can successfully steer public opinion and discourse about transportation and thus...

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    Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

    Friday, February 28, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
    Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

    Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us in person at 11:30 AM, or you can also watch online.

    Periodically, we're teaming up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to bring you special editions—featuring guest speakers from PBOT—merging our seminar series and the long-standing PBOT Lunch & Learn.

    PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

    THE TOPIC

    The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project is an expansion of the MAX light rail system into Southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin. Not only will the project add 11 miles of light rail track and 13 stations to the system, it also includes new bicycle...

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    Friday Transportation Seminar (Double Feature): E-Grocery Home Delivery and the Freight & Travel Demands of Multifamily Dwellings

    Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

    Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us in person at 11:30 AM, or you can also watch online.

    PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

    THE TOPICS

    Katherine Keeling, Portland State University

    Katherine Keeling is a first-year MSCE student and graduate research assistant for Dr. Miguel Figliozzi in civil & environmental engineering at Portland State...

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    Webinar: New Travel Demand Modeling for our Evolving Mobility Landscape

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
    New Travel Demand Models

    PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

    OVERVIEW

    Conventional four-step travel demand models are used by nearly all metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state departments of transportation, and local planning agencies, as the basis for long-range transportation planning in the United States. A flaw of the four-step model is its relative insensitivity to the so-called D variables. The D variables are characteristics of the built environment that are known to affect travel behavior. The Ds are development density, land use diversity, street network design, destination accessibility, and distance to transit. In this seminar, we will explain how we developed a vehicle ownership model (car shedding model), an intrazonal travel model (internal capture model), and mode choice model that consider all of the D variables based on household travel surveys and built environmental data for 32, 31, and 29 regions, respectively, validates the models, and demonstrates that the models have far better predictive accuracy than Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)/Mountailand Association of Governments’ (MAG) current models.

    In this webinar, researchers Reid Ewing and Sadegh Sabouri will demonstrate the effectiveness of the new...

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