TRB Aftershock! PSU Student Transportation Research + Social

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST
People looking at posters in the Engineering Building Atrium at TRB aftershock 2019

Join us for our annual tradition: TRB Aftershock! Portland State University students will presenting posters on the transportation research they brought to the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting this Januaryin Washington D.C. — the largest gathering of transportation professionals in North America.

This event is hosted by PSU's ITE student group, Students in Transportation Engineering & Planning (STEP), and sponsored by:

Don't miss this exciting once-a-year event! Light refreshments will be provided.

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University
TREC at PSU is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.

Friday Transportation Seminar (cancelled)

Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Please note that this PBOT seminar will NOT be held on January 31st. Stay tuned to find out about the next iteration of the PBOT Lunch n' Learn series in February 2020.

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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.

Info Session on the Summer Study Abroad Program: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm PST
 

INFO SESSION ON JAN 28th FOR THE TWO-WEEK STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

This summer we're hosting two study abroad programs in the Netherlands. Our two-week program focuses on university students, and our one-week program is geared towards professionals in their career.

Join us for an information session (this session can be attended in person or via online broadcast, and will also be recorded for later viewing) on the two-week student study abroad program to learn more about the day-to-day activities and tours in the Netherlands. After a twenty-minute presentation from the program instructor John MacArthur, there will be plenty of time to ask any questions you have about the program, application process, and travel plans. Applications are now open!

JOIN IN PERSON: Attend the info session in person on the Portland State campus in the Karl Miller Center: KMC-605 OIA Classroom (30)

JOIN ONLINE: This session will be recorded and posted online afterwards. It will also be streamed live here: https://...

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Webinar: Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

OVERVIEW

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), e-commerce and the sharing economy are rapidly changing land use and transportation in cities. City leaders and professional planners are wondering how these technologies will change how they plan and operate cities. For the past year, the University of Oregon’s Urbanism Next Center and Sustainable Year Program focused staff and students on helping the cities of Gresham and Eugene better understand the potential impacts of a wide-range of topics and  study a variety of potential responses to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities. These topics include issues related to safety, social equity, active transportation, sustainability and environmental impacts, design and management of the right-of-way, and the metropolitan footprint. In addition, the cities thought about city operations and budgeting and how they can inform decision-making, manage innovation, and consider the fiscal impacts and new mobility revenue.

During this webinar, the Urbanism Next researchers will discuss the research they conducted to help the cities navigate new mobility and emerging technologies. Researchers will discuss how cities are preparing for new mobility...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Bicycling Toward Equity: Opportunities, Barriers, and Policies for Vulnerable Groups

Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Bicycling Toward Equity:  Opportunities, Barriers & Policies for Vulnerable Groups

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 TOPIC

This seminar will include two papers that will be presented earlier in the week at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. 

Adaptive Bikeshare: Expanding Bikeshare to People with Disabilities and Older Adults

John MacArthur, Portland State University
Nathan McNeil, Portland State University
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NITC Reception at TRB 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 99th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks.

And once again, we've bought out the whole bar (Fadó Irish Pub)! We had over 300 folks join us last year, and we're looking forward to it again.

We'll be running networking bingo (transportation style*), and handing out big and small prizes - provided by our research consortium of six NITC universities (Portland State UniversityUniversity of OregonOregon Institute of TechnologyUniversity of UtahUniversity of Arizona and University...

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Info Session on the Summer Study Abroad Program: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

Watch the recording of this info session

INFO SESSION ON JAN 8th FOR THE TWO-WEEK STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

This summer we're hosting two study abroad programs in the Netherlands. Our two-week program focuses on university students, and our one-week program is geared towards professionals in their career.

Join us for our first information session (in person only) on the two-week student study abroad program to learn more about the day-to-day activities and tours in the Netherlands. After a twenty-minute presentation from the program instructor John MacArthur, there will be plenty of time to ask any questions you have about the program, application process, and travel plans. Applications are now open!

OVERVIEW OF THE TWO-WEEK STUDENT STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM (JUNE 21 - JULY 4, 2020)

Hosted by TREC, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable...

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Webinar: Letting Bike Riders Catch the Green Wave

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

Miss the webinar or want a look back?

OVERVIEW

The "Fast Track" project at the University of Oregon focuses on a mode of transportation that is sometimes left out of vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, conversations: Bicycling. NITC researchers developed an app based on a new technology being integrated into modern cars: GLOSA, or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory. GLOSA allows motorists to set their speed along corridors to maximize their chances of catching a "green wave" so they won't have to stop at red lights.

This project demonstrates how GLOSA can be used by bicyclists in the same way it is used by motorists, with a test site on a busy car and bike corridor feeding the University of Oregon campus: 13th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. Researchers developed a smartphone app that tells a cyclist whether they should adjust their speed to stay in tune with the signals and catch the next green. The project demonstrates how university researchers, city traffic engineers, and signal-controller manufacturers can come together to help bicyclists be active participants in a smart transportation system.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Exploring the Transportation and Land Use Impacts of E-Commerce

Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Amanda Howell of University of Oregon

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

Miss the seminar or want a look back?

THE TOPIC

E-commerce is growing—it is estimated that e-commerce sales now account for more than 10% of total retail sales in the U.S. The continued maturation of the e-commerce market is fueling a significant growth in warehousing, changing the nature of brick-and-mortar retail, and creating a surge in parcel volumes, which means deliveries are up. Way up. The New York Times recently reported that 1.5 million packages are delivered daily in New York City. In order to meet this demand for delivery, businesses are looking for new and creative ways to deliver packages to consumers, including attempting to automate the last mile. What does this growth in e-commerce and urban freight mean for our...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy

Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Dongho Chang, City of Seattle

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

Miss the seminar or want a look back?

THE TOPIC

Seattle is experiencing transformational changes with record-breaking population growth among large scale urban renewal and redevelopment. These changes are occurring in a constrained transportation system that is being reconfigured to meet the mobility needs of vibrant and thriving community. Learn about the policies that provide the roadmap for managing City’s growth, plans that guide where transportation investments are made, and how Seattle will reach the safety goals of Vision Zero.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn about Seattle's comprehensive planning that guides city decisions on where to build for jobs, housing, and transportation...
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