Friday Transportation Seminar: Transportation Planning in Tribal Communities: From Plan Development to Implementation

Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. 

THE TOPIC

Existing studies surveying transportation planners in Tribal communities have recognized two challenges: (1) that existing planning analysis tools do not always align with Tribal community context and needs, and (2) that it is not always clear what benefits planning provides to transportation project selection and delivery in Tribal communities. These challenges are outlined in a 2020 FHWA Research Needs Statement titled Making Transportation Planning Applicable in Tribal Communities.

This study, therefore, seeks to align available planning analysis tools to Tribal community needs based on a range of contextual factors, and to quantify the benefits of planning analysis in the project selection and delivery processes. Additionally, this study seeks to ensure that any findings optimize Tribal Transportation Program funding decision-making in Tribal communities. The audience for the study is primarily Tribal planning staff and, secondarily, FHWA’s Office of Tribal Transportation staff...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Pedestrian Safety and Social Equity in Oregon

Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

THE TOPIC

Past research and planning has highlighted the existence of pedestrian injury disparities throughout the US and some local agencies have performed cursory analysis in Oregon. However, no statewide analysis of pedestrian injuries in Oregon has been completed to see how these injury outcomes differ by race and income.

This presentation aims to help better understand the factors that result in disparate pedestrian injury outcomes for different sociodemographic groups. This research uses data from a variety of sources to understand pedestrian injuries by social equity measures including income, poverty, race, ethnicity, disability and English proficiency. The authors conclude that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) experience a higher rate of pedestrian injury compared to the statewide average. 

This research also documents pedestrian injuries at the Census tract level and measures factors that influence pedestrian injury risk. Sociodemographic risk factors associated with...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Economic Impacts of Street Improvements: Findings from the Portland Metro Area

Friday, November 5, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

THE TOPIC

The Active Transportation Return on Investment (ATROI) study aimed to provide a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the economic benefits of active transportation infrastructure in the Portland, OR region. The study was funded by Portland Metro and conducted by researchers at PSU and Metro.

This seminar will focus on one part of the study--a quantitative assessment of the economic impacts of 12 "catalyst" projects. These projects retrofitted busy commercial streets with pedestrian friendly treatments aimed at catalyzing economic development. The projects were in Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gresham, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Portland, and Tigard. The analysis estimated effects on employment, wages, and sales in the retail and food sectors.

Overall, we found positive effects for the retail and/or food sectors in nine of the 12 study areas....

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Vehicular Design and Resource Allocation Policies for Equitable Road Safety

Friday, November 12, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. 

THE TOPIC

The diversity of road users is not equitably accounted for in vehicular and infrastructure design and funding allocation policies, among other areas that impact mobility. This impedes the ability for all road users to experience the same level of safety while traveling. Moving towards equitable road safety for all road users is critical to improve the quality of life and save lives of those that are most underserved in the transportation sector.

Professor Alyssa Ryan discusses two strategies to increase safety for vulnerable road users. First, a study on road injury differences between drivers of different biological sex is presented. This research highlights the crash conditions and vehicle components that lead to different injury outcomes for female and male drivers, emphasizing the importance of including both representative female and male anthropometry in vehicle testing and design. Next, a research study that explores the factors that impede the ability of municipalities to...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Urban Freight and Curbside Management

Friday, November 19, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. 

THE TOPIC

More information coming soon!

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

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SPEAKERS

Gabriela Girón, Portland Bureau of Transportation

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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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Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBA

Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. Stay tuned for an announcement of the fall term lineup.

THE TOPIC

More information coming soon!

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • More information coming soon!

SPEAKERS

To Be Announced

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the...

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