Friday Transportation Seminar: Deriving Lane-level Insight from GPS Data: Innovations for Traffic & Autonomous Driving

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! We'll still offer the "classic" Friday Seminar series as a for-credit PSU course each fall, while in the Winter and Spring terms we're offering biweekly presentations and opportunities to gather, enjoy refreshments and make connections. Friday Transportation Seminars will start at 11:30 am and go to 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

EVENT OVERVIEW

With the on-going disruption of the transportation industry and rapid advancement in ITS technologies; emerging smart cities, navigation systems and autonomous transportation, the need for highly accurate geospatial localization has never been more crucial. These technologies demand that we have more granular location information of vehicles not just on a road, but to a specific lane on the road. 

This presentation will give a pedagogical style summary and overview of some of the on-going research work at HERE Technologies and how we have pushed the state-of-the-art in lane-...

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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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Friday Transportation Seminar: An Agent-Based Evacuation Model to Improve Safety in the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! We'll still offer the "classic" Friday Seminar series as a for-credit PSU course each fall, while in the Winter and Spring terms we're offering biweekly presentations and opportunities to gather, enjoy refreshments and make connections. Friday Transportation Seminars will start at 11:30 am and go to 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

EVENT OVERVIEW

This seminar will present ongoing research into how integrated social, natural, and engineered systems can improve life safety under threat of multi-hazards. The targeted scenario is a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami from the Cascadia Subduction Zone, threatening communities along 1,000 miles of the US Pacific Northwest coastline. 

Since the mid-1980’s scientific evidence has underscored the possibility of such an extreme event, and it has taken at least another decade or more before public attitudes and policy have begun to adapt to this new hazard. Life safety is a...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: That Bike is Too Heavy: Merging Bicycling Physics, Human Physiology and Travel Behavior

Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! We'll still offer the "classic" Friday Seminar series as a for-credit PSU course each fall, while in the Winter and Spring terms we're offering biweekly presentations and opportunities to gather, enjoy refreshments and make connections. Friday Transportation Seminars will start at 11:30 am and go to 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Are the Biketown bikes too heavy? Does better gear motivate people to cycle more? How much faster will someone go on an e-bike?

Although urban cycling is widely known as physically active transportation, the actual physics of cycling have been given little attention in transportation engineering and planning. In contrast, the field of sports science has developed detailed data and models of road bicycle performance, but only for sport and racing cyclists.

What can we learn about utilitarian cycling by integrating knowledge of the physical...

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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): TBA

Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! We'll still offer the "classic" Friday Seminar series as a for-credit PSU course each fall, while in the Winter and Spring terms we're offering biweekly presentations and opportunities to gather, enjoy refreshments and make connections. Friday Transportation Seminars will start at 11:30 am and go to 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

Every other month, as part of this new format, we're teaming up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to bring you special "PBOT Editions" of Friday Transportation Seminars—featuring guest speakers from PBOT—merging the Friday Transportation Seminar series and the long-standing PBOT Lunch & Learn series.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Can Ridehailing Deliver Equity? Lessons for New Mobility Planning

Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! We'll still offer the "classic" Friday Seminar series as a for-credit PSU course each fall, while in the Winter and Spring terms we're offering biweekly presentations and opportunities to gather, enjoy refreshments and make connections. Friday Transportation Seminars will start at 11:30 am and go to 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Modes including ridehailing, bikeshare, and e-scooters offer the potential to revolutionize how people travel. But as cities and agencies work to integrate these new services into the existing transportation landscape, the equity implications of these modes remain murky.

This talk presents research on ridehail travel and equity from Los Angeles and compares the equity outcomes of ridehailing to the previous status quo embodied by taxis. The research highlights both the promise of new mobility services and the remaining obstacles to delivering equitable access. Findings...

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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.

WATCH AN INFORMATION SESSION

Before you apply for the program, check out some frequently asked questions or watch an information session on this study abroad program:

RECORDED 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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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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