Friday Transportation Seminar: An Agent-Based Evacuation Model to Improve Safety in the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

This seminar will present ongoing research into how integrated social, natural, and engineered systems can improve life safety under threat of multi-hazards. The targeted scenario is a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami from the Cascadia Subduction Zone, threatening communities along 1,000 miles of the US Pacific Northwest coastline. 

Since the mid-1980’s scientific evidence has underscored the possibility of such an extreme event...

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

Monday, April 8, 2019, 9:00am PDT to Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Data Science Course - Part 2: Intermediate Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists with Tammy Lee and Joe Broach

For the third year, we're hosting our two-part data science course in Portland, OR. You can register for one part or the other– or attend both at a discount: Data Science Course, Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

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 syllabus (PDF). This course was developed as part of a NITC education project: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

Agenda: Part Two - Intermediate Course

  1. Transforming, visualizing, and modeling data
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Friday Transportation Seminar: Deriving Lane-level Insight from GPS Data: Innovations for Traffic & Autonomous Driving

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring James Fowe, HERE Technologies

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

Due to technical issues, no recording is available for this seminar.

THE TOPIC

With the on-going disruption of the transportation industry and rapid advancement in ITS technologies; emerging smart cities, navigation systems and autonomous transportation, the need for highly accurate geospatial localization has never been more crucial. These technologies demand that we have more granular location information of vehicles not just on a road, but to a specific lane on the road. 

This presentation will give a pedagogical style summary and overview of some of the on-going...

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00am PDT to Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Data Science Course, Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists with Tammy Lee and Joe Broach

For the third year, we're hosting our two-part data science course in Portland, OR. You can register for one part or the other– or attend both at a discount: Data Science Course - Part 2: Intermediate Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

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 syllabus (PDF)This course was developed as part of a NITC education project: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

Agenda: Part One -...

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TREC / Forth Partner Webinar: E-Bikes for Everyone: Electrifying Communities in New Ways

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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OVERVIEW

Electric bicycle (e-bike) use is a rising phenomenon in North America. In 2018, John MacArthur of Portland State University conducted a national survey to understand issues facing e-bike owners. Reducing physical exertion, conquering challenging topography and replacing car trips are a few of the most important reasons for buying an e-bike. The electric assist of the e-bike helps to generate more trips, longer trips and different types of bicycle trips. Through analysis it also became evident that e-bikes are making it possible for more people to ride a bicycle, many of whom are incapable of riding a standard bicycle or don’t feel safe doing so.

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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): PedPDX: Addressing Equity through Citywide Pedestrian Planning

Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Michelle Marx and Francesca Patricolo of PBOT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. 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.

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THE TOPIC (PBOT EDITION)

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Mobility Matters Breakfast

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:00am to 10:00am PDT
A woman on a yellow bicycle and a person pushing another person in a wheelchair through a crosswalk

Are you unable to join the Mobility Matters Summit? Join us for coffee and a light breakfast with the below guest speakers to hear how their transportation technology innovations are advancing travel, accessibility and wayfinding for all. 

  • John Lannutti, Ohio State University will share his smart paint technology that detects crossings with a cane for people with vision impairments. 
  • Eric Sinagra, PathVu, created an application to detect sidewalk roughness. The app collects data and then can create a shared map for display and analysis.
  • Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon, created an intersection phone-based app for safe crossing (ability to integrate with adaptive traffic signal control) for users who need additional time to cross the intersection. 
  • Robert Wall Emerson, Western Michigan University, professor in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. 

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Mobility Matters 2019

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

Event Overview

Portland State University's College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary event in 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.

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    Schedule of the Day

    This an overview of the day, see the full program and speaker profiles here. We are submitting these sessions for continuing education credit consideration with both ACVREP and AICP.

    • 8:00 AM - Breakfast and Networking
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    GIS Online Story Mapping: One-Day Workshop for High School Girls

    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm PST
    Transportation Training for High School Girls - GIS ChickTech Workshop at Portland State University

    This annual event is hosted at Portland State University by event partners Transportation Research and Education Center at PSU and ChickTech

    OVERVIEW

    Mapping and spatial analysis has been evolving as an important field of study for centuries. In contemporary times, we refer to it as “GIS”, which stands for Geographic Information Science. Join us at this one-day workshop for high school girls to become familiar with creating and interpreting maps and doing spatial analysis, by working with vehicle crash data from the City of Portland. 

    The workshop, held in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab of PSU’s Engineering Building, consists of a morning instruction session and an afternoon applied activity using your newfound GIS skills. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of ArcGIS — including importing data, exploring spatial databases, and visualizing data in different ways through map design. Students will get to make their own interactive web maps using data from their city and neighborhoods.

    The day also includes a walking tour of the Portland State University campus to get a real world look at how the transportation issues we learn about in class play out on the ground. By the end of the day you will have a working understanding of GIS and mapping and new ideas for how...

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    Friday Transportation Seminar: Public Transportation and New Mobility

    Friday, March 8, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PST
    Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Chris Pangilinan, Uber

    Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.

    PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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    THE TOPIC

    New mobility options such as bike share, scooters, and transportation network companies (e.g. Uber) are proliferating across the United States and beyond. Early research has shown that while the private automobile continues to be the main competition for transit, new mobility options may also be siphoning off some riders. In this seminar, we will explore what the role of public transportation should be in this era of rapidly expanding private transportation options. We will also examine how private...

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