Transportation & Communities 2018: Academy Edition

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Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 14, 2018, 5:00pm PDT
$95 (general admission); $50 (student rate)
Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting.


This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops.

  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate): $50



  • Survey Design: Asking the Right Questions
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies: What, When, Where, Why, and How?
  • Activating Community Opportunities Using Transportation Organizations as Assets
  • Cost Accounting for Program and Budget Planning Today and Tomorrow
  • Data Analysis for Smarties Who Forgot What They Learned in College
  • What’s New in the HCM 6th Edition?
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods with Transportation Disadvantaged Populations
  • Calculating Economic Development Outcomes of Your Transit System
  • Integrating Universal Access and Equity into Pedestrian Planning and Design
  • Managed Lanes and Congestion Relief: From Planning through Design to Operations
  • R for Transportation Data Science: Application and Best Practices
  • Slow Street Facilities for Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Advisory Bike Lanes, Bicycle Boulevards and More
  • An Integrative Framework for Public Transit Services: Operational Efficiency and Access Equity
  • Pasadena’s Experience with VMT as a Transportation Performance Measure

HAPPY HOUR (Sept. 13th at 5:30 PM)

Join us after the workshops on Thursday, Sept. 13th for an informal happy hour at Growler USA. This event is open to the public, not limited to workshop attendees! Growler is a craft microbrew pub located across & down the street from the venue, on the ground floor of PSU's Karl Miller buildling. We'll meet up there around 5:30 pm.


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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 Institute of Technology, University of Utah, University of Arizona, and University of Texas at Arlington.

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, email: or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.