TREC research addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, from across the Portland State University campus. Use the search box at right to search for a specific project.

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Research Highlights

Evaluation of Road User Comprehension and Compliance with Red Colored Transit Priority Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill , Nathan McNeil
As part of the City of Portland Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is working with TriMet and Jacobs Engineering to evaluate the impact of red colored transit priority lanes at key locations in and around downtown Portland. Transit priority lanes restrict access to certain lanes, prioritizing transit movement, while sometimes allowing for other users or specific actions - for example shared bus and bike lanes, or shared bus and right-turn lanes. Red ... Read More

Integrate Socioeconomic Vulnerability for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Planning

Liming Wang
John MacArthur , Yu Xiao
The objective of this proposal is to develop a new methodology that incorporates community socioeconomic vulnerability in the evaluation of transportation infrastructure vulnerabilities for cities and regions facing multi-hazards such as the Portland metropolitan area. According to the City of Portland’s Hazard Mitigation Action Plan 2016, the City faces a high risk of earthquake hazards and medium risks of landslides, wildfires, and floods. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the vulnerab... Read More