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

Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Liming Wang
Building on the successful scientific computing training program offered by the Software Carpentry (, the proposed course exposes students in science, engineering, and planning to the best practices in scientific computing through hands-on lab sessions and aims to help students tackle the challenge of "drinking from a hose" when dealing with overwhelming amount of data that is increasingly common in these disciplines. Although computing is now an integral pa... Read More

Seamless Wayfinding by Individuals with Functional Disability in Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: An Investigation into Lived Experiences, Data Needs, and Technology Requirements

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Human wayfinding and navigation allow human beings to fully participate in the environment and are essential elements for leading healthy, economically sustainable, and full lives. People with disabilities, including individuals with blindness, deafblindness, visual impairment, and low vision, including those who use wheelchairs, constitute a sizable, growing minority of the general population yet continue to face significant barriers to community inclusion. It has been 29 years since the pas... Read More