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.

ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

Before you apply for the program (applications not yet open), check out some frequently asked questions or attend one of multiple information sessions on this study abroad program:

UPCOMING 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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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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Webinar: Modeling Freeway Traffic in a Mixed Environment: Connected and Human-Driven Vehicles

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

 

OVERVIEW

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 control function, such as speed harmonization, on highways. 

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KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this webinar, the learner will be able to:

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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 schedule is in progress, and subject to change.

    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...

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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.

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    Study Abroad 2019: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

    Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 5, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
    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.

    ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

    Before you apply for the program (applications not yet open), check out some frequently asked questions or attend an information session on this study abroad program:

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

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW (June 24 - July 5, 2019)

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    Transportation & Communities Summit 2019

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00pm PDT

    SAVE THE DATE

    The eleventh annual Transportation & Communities Summit will be held at Portland State University on September 19–20, 2019.

    We're returning to our classic format this year: TCS 2019 will be a full conference with breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, and opportunities for networking. Day two will also feature full- and half-day workshops, for those wishing to devote more time to skill building.

    REGISTRATION

    We anticipate opening registration for this event in May 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to get the announcement when registration opens.

    QUESTIONS?

    Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.

    Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded program: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). NITC is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon...

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