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

Encouraging Low-Income Households to Make Location-Efficient Housing Choices

Andree Tremoulet
The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate tools to assist Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants in the Portland, OR, metro region with considering transportation needs and options when making decisions about where to live. The project consists of two elements: development of a set of tools in collaboration with the four metro-area housing authorities, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the tools. The four housing authorities conceptualized and initiated this pr... Read More

Assessing Transit Agencies' Climate Change Adaptation Needs

John MacArthur
Climate change is posing unique and unprecedented challenges for the Nation's transportation system. Changing weather patterns and their associated physical, financial, and social impacts are affecting or will affect the way transportation professionals finance, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the multimodal transportation infrastructure. Many state departments of transportation have started to focus attention on the issues of adaptation but transit agencies have not yet... Read More