Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. Formerly known as the Friday Transportation Seminar series, we've opened up PSU Transportation Seminars to other days of the week to better accommodate attendance. You can always watch online via Zoom.
I have spent much of my professional life advocating for high quality transit infrastructure even if it takes a long time to build. I now believe we must focus on investments that can reduce greenhouse gas generation quickly. I cite some examples of how slowly projects have been built compared to peer nations and explain why.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Transit takes longer than it should to build.
- Transit costs too much to both build and operate relative to peers.
- Infrastructure needs are met for the roughly top 20 percent of the US population.
Eric Bruun, Author, Sustainable Infrastructure InvestmentSustainable Infrastructure Investment: Toward a More Equitable Future (Routledge, 2022). He received his PhDin systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a broad knowledge base in engineering, math modeling, planning applied to public transport, logistics, public investment analysis and sustainable cities.
This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.
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Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), PORTAL, BikePed Portal and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research and tools for transportation decision makers, expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engage students and professionals through education and participation in research.