Transportation & Communities Summit 2019

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Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Summit All-Day Pass: $250 (nonprofit / student rates available)
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University

See archived materials from this Summit, held in September 2019.

Join us at the 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (see full schedule)! This annual event at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to local practice through breakout panel presentations, PechaKucha, posters, and networking between academics and practitioners.

The conference will center around three themes: Intersection of Transportation and Housing / Land Use; New Mobility in Active Transportation; and Multimodal Data: Collecting, Processing, Analyzing, and Using.

This year we’re excited to welcome our keynote Ben Wellington—a data scientist and policy analyst from New York, NY. The founder of I Quant NY, his data analysis has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure, the way New Yorkers pay for cabs and the design of NYC subway vending machines, and his talk on urban data was featured on TEDTalks. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City & Regional Planning program at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

We’ll also be hosting a second day of half and full-day workshops (limited, additional cost), for those wanting a deeper dive into skill building in human-centered design, qualitative pedestrian data, using open-source strategic planning models, and more.


See the full schedule and register here.

--Summit Day Pass (Sept 19): $250
------Nonprofit / Student Rate: $75
------Elected Official Rate: $95
--Workshop Half-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $95
--Workshop Full-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $190

If you are a student, elected official, or nonprofit employee - please contact us at to access a discounted rate. Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering in exchange for complimentary admission, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.

Questions? Contact us at

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.