TREC and COVID-19: Teaching Remotely, Events, and Resources
Transportation professionals and educators are navigating new territory as they move their work online. People all over the world are sharing resources, inspiration and expertise in our new remote learning environment. With that in mind, we've put together this resource page (updates ongoing) to support transportation faculty in adapting their courses, and to inform our community on navigating the impacts of COVID-19 on transportation.
TEACHING TRANSPORTATION ONLINE: UNIVERSITY RESOURCES
Seminars and Webinars for Online Learning
We've put together a list of some of our most useful recorded transportation seminars for online learning (Google doc) on a variety of topics related to engineering, planning, and active transportation. PSU's Office of Academic Innovation offers this resource on teaching remotely during COVID-19.
Navigating the Sudden Shift to Remote Teaching
Faculty are getting creative with teaching planning and engineering concepts while infrastructure and normal mobility behavior is in flux. Do you have an anecdote or tip on teaching transportation to your students remotely? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- One professor at Oregon Tech shared that "because of the low traffic volumes, this is now a great learning opportunity for our students to see better how actuated traffic signals work."
- A professor at Texas A&M University shared that "I spend a lot of time talking about road space allocation & how much goes to cars, and that has never been clearer. It's easier now for students to see the possibilities, especially with the proliferation of articles on the need for wider sidewalks - which I've been assigning to read! The rise in speeding (and crashes related to speeding) as roads are emptier reinforces my lessons about road design resulting in certain behaviors, as well as the impacts of our current stress/fear potentially increasing bad driver behavior or errors."
TEACHING TRANSPORTATION ONLINE: K-12 RESOURCES
We are looking into our materials and past trainings to see if we can offer some online K-12 transportation education, but in the meantime we recommend looking into Women in Science PDX: Stay at Home STEM Resources.
TREC RESEARCH UPDATES ON COVID-19 IMPACTS
- The hidden costs of removing the option to pay for transit with cash? A story from PSU professor and transit equity researcher Aaron Golub
- Just When You Got Used to Sitting in Portland, Oregon Traffic: A story from TREC's Transportation Data Manager, Tammy Lee
COVID-19 and Transportation Response Resources
- Eno Center - COVID-19 News and Resources
- AASHTO - COVID-19 Resources
- NACTO - COVID-19: Transportation Response Center
- IAP2 USA - COVID-19: Webinars and Resources
- TRB: Free online collection of articles from the Transportation Research Record about transportation and pandemics
- Toole Design Webinar: Rebalancing Streets for People
- Alta Planning: Public Engagement Tools for a Remote Environment
- Latest News from CityLab on COVID-19
- Planning in a Pandemic: Transportation Policy Series from Remix on COVID-19
- Crowd-sourced google doc of cities (international) making way for social distance for pedestrians & bikes (Started by Tabitha Combs at UNC)
Transportation Remote-Teaching Resources
- White Paper: Estimating Traffic Volumes Under COVID-19 Conditions (Kittleson & Associates)
- Urban Cycling Institute offering a series of free webinars on each chapter of the CROW 'Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic'
COVID-19 and Your Health
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others During a Disaster/Epidemic, Webinar developed by Susan Hedlund, faculty in PSU's School of Social Work and director of patient services at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute