Webinar: Rethinking Streets for Bikes: An Evidence Based Guide of Bike-Friendly Street Retrofits

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
Webinar on Rethinking Streets for Bikes - a new guidebook from NITC by Marc Schlossberg and Roger Lindgren

 

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OVERVIEW

There is a growing demand for better infrastructure and fewer barriers to biking and other forms of space-efficient micromobility. Tackling daily trips by bike is easier on the environment, healthier for users and non-users alike, uses precious urbanized public and private land more efficiently, costs taxpayers less to build and maintain infrastructure, and when routes are safe and comfortable, moving by bike is also fun! Complete Streets policies are being adopted across the country, and there is an active conversation around the safety imperative of a Complete Streets approach. Yet, local officials often need both design guidance and the confidence on how to retrofit streets for people on bikes that will...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Words Matter: Recognizing and Addressing Modal Assumptions to Shift Transportation Culture

Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Barb Chamberlain

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.

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Search #DriverNotCar or #CrashNotAccident on Twitter and you’ll find a vigorous discussion about the power of word choices to shape our understanding of what happens on the street and who’s responsible. When we directly examine and discuss the language we use, we acknowledge its power both to reflect existing attitudes and to shape developing attitudes. This presentation will uncover embedded biases or assumptions in common...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: The Success of an Integrated Mobility Strategy: Lessons from the Netherlands for the Pacific West Coast

Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Lucas van der Linde

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.

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TRB Aftershock! PSU Student Transportation Research + Social

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST

Join us for our annual tradition: TRB Aftershock! Portland State University students will presenting posters on the transportation research they brought to the TRB Annual Meeting this past 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 and a cash bar 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.

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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): The Portland E-Scooter Experience

Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PST

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, as part of this new format, 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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Webinar: Modeling Freeway Traffic in a Mixed Environment: Connected and Human-Driven Vehicles

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
Webinar: Modeling Freeway Traffic in a Mixed Environment: Connected and Human-Driven Vehicles - Terry Yang

 

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Although connected vehicles (CVs) will soon go beyond testbeds, CVs and human-driven vehicles (HVs) will co-exist over a long period. Hence, it is critical to consider the interactions between these two types of vehicles in traffic flow modeling. In this study, we aim to develop a macroscopic model to understand how CVs would impact HVs in the traffic stream. Grounded on the second-order traffic flow model, we study the relationships among flow, density, and speed by two sets of formulations for the groups of CVs and HVs, respectively. A set of friction factors, which indicate CVs' impact to HVs, are introduced to the speed equation for accounting CV speed impacts. Then extended Kalman Filter is employed to update both model parameters and friction factors in real-time. By using CVs trajectory data as measurements, the difference between CV average speed and overall traffic mean speed will be fully accounted. The proposed model will serve as a basis for designing CV-based traffic...

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NITC Reception at TRB 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:30pm to 10:30pm PST
2019 annual NITC Reception at TRB 2019 on January 15 from 7:30 - 10:30 PM at Fado Irish Pub

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 98th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks.

Once again, we've bought out the whole bar (Fado Irish Pub)!

We'll be running networking bingo (transportation style), and handing out big and small prizes provided by our research consortium of six universities (Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington).

Please RSVP so that we can plan for your attendance and email you a reminder. Complimentary appetizers (at limited capacity) will be provided.

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INFO SESSION: Study Abroad 2019 - Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
PSU Study Abroad to the Netherlands

Hosted by TREC, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context.

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Before you apply for the program, check out some frequently asked questions or watch one of the recorded information sessions on this study abroad program:

RECORDED SESSION

Friday, January 11th (12 - 1PM) in KMC 465 on the PSU Campus (615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201)

RECORDED SESSION

Tuesday, November 27th (12 - 1PM)

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Online Info Session: PSU Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Info Session: Apply to be a MURP at Portland State for 2019

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INFO SESSION OVERVIEW

Thinking about a graduate degree in urban and regional planning? Do you have questions about the Portland State University program? Looking for tips on how to write a great application? You're not alone! Join us on December 13 for an online information session designed to get you the information you need.

Learn more about the MURP program here - where you can read up on seven reasons to become a MURP, meet the faculty, and see FAQ answered.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Meet our faculty and current students
  • Learn how the program works and what makes it unique
  • Explore all the ways Portland is the perfect place to get a planning education
  • Ask your questions and get answers

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Friday Transportation Seminar: The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership - Edgar Ruas

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With over 450 seminars presented and recorded (access the archive of seminars here), we host both visiting and local scholars to share the latest in research, technology, and implementation in transportation.

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With the emergence of several new providers of shared mobility services, such as Uber, Biketown and Car2go, there has been the promise of changes to the traditional way of owning and using a vehicle. One potential consequence of the new mobility services is the reduction in vehicle ownership. At the same time, cities are trying to anticipate these changes by reducing the amount of space dedicated to parking. This thesis aims to asses the extent to which new shared mobility and transportation policy strategies (especially parking requirements and transit...

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