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

Statistical Inference for Multimodal Travel Time Reliability

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Miguel Andres Figliozzi , Subhash Kochar
Travel time reliability is a key metric of interest to practitioners and researchers. There are several metrics available for travel time reliability - buffer index, planning index, probability of travel time being higher than a specific value, etc. Travel time reliability metrics have been defined for transit and automobile, and plays as important as a role as average congestion in affecting travel choices. Most of these metrics have forms such as the ratio of percentile to sample mean, the ... Read More