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

Advancing Transportation Resilience and Recovery Collaborations in the Greater Portland Metro Region

John MacArthur
Portland State University (PSU)’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) and the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO), supported by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), are collaborating on a project to 1) raise awareness, deepen knowledge and increase motivation among RDPO local, regional and state transportation, emergency management, and other relevant partners and stakeholders on transportation recovery planning, including how to develop... Read More

Affordable Housing Trip Generation Strategies and Rates

Kelly Clifton
Kristina Currans , Susan Handy , Robert Schneider
Assessment and mitigation of transportation impacts based on travel demand is required by state, federal, and local laws in California. Determining trip generation is typically the first step in preparing these transportation impact analyses, and current industry standard practice relies on trip rates published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). However, ITE protocols emphasize vehicle trip rates without sensitivity to urban context or socioeconomic characteristics, which can... Read More