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

Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF)

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Miguel Figliozzi , Christopher Monsere
The main purpose of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program is to expose and equip engineering undergraduate students with critical thinking and research skills and tools through supervised research on topics relevant to transportation engineering and planning with a livability theme under a faculty mentor. The program enables undergraduate students to work with a faculty on a pre-approved research plan. At the end of the research program, the students will be expe... Read More

Transportation Cost Index: A Comprehensive Performance Measure for Transportation and Land Use Systems and its Application in OR, FL, and UT

Liming Wang
Jenny Liu
MAP-21 and state laws are placing increasing emphasis on using comprehensive transportation performance measures that include mobility, safety, economy, livability, equity, and environmental to guide transportation decision-making. One of the toughest challenges keeping DOTs and MPOs from adopting comprehensive measures in the decision process is the lack of performance measures allowing consistent comparison of multimodal performance over time and across geographic areas. This project advanc... Read More