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

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

Shared Space and Bicyclists

Allison Duncan
Shared space is a traffic calming technique and design concept. The technique is relatively new, and the majority of existing research concerns pedestrians only. This mixed methods study will be international in scope focusing on intersections in England. The goal of this dissertation is to understand how cyclists perceive and travel through shared space intersections by observing cyclists as they traverse selected sites and control sites as well as intercepting and surveying those cyclist... Read More