Data-Driven Mobility Strategies for Multimodal Transportation

Yao-Jan Wu
Xianfeng (Terry) Yang , Sirisha Kothuri
How can we use a variety of data-driven speed management strategies to make transportation safer and more efficient for all modes–whether you’re driving, walking or taking transit? The project was led by Yao Jan Wu, director of the Smart Trans ... Read More

Evaluation of Road User Comprehension and Compliance with Red Colored Transit Priority Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill , Nathan McNeil
As part of the City of Portland Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is working with TriMet and Jacobs Engineering to evaluate the impact of red colored transit priority lanes at key locations in and around do ... Read More

Access to Opportunities: Redefining Planning Methods and Measures for Disadvantaged Populations

Arlie Adkins
Stephen Mattingly
This project will be made up of two separate studies that together will investigate areas where transportation planning and engineering can better serve disadvantaged and underserved communities. An interdisciplinary team of planning and public healt ... Read More

Strategies to Address Homelessness at Airports (ACRP 03-59)

John MacArthur
Marisa Zapata
There has been an increase in the number of homeless individuals at airports in recent years. There are many reasons for this increase, including a reduced number of city shelters and the attractiveness of airports for homeless people due to their r ... Read More

Applying an Equity Lens to Automated Payment Solutions for Public Transportation

Aaron Golub
Anne Brown , Candace Brakewood , John MacArthur
Our multi-year study on automated transit fare collection offers a key finding that won't surprise you: Despite the convenience, the rush toward cashless fare systems has created barriers for lower-income riders seeking to use transit. Results from f ... Read More

NSF SCC RAPID: Consumer Responses to Household Provisioning During COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

Kelly Clifton
Rebecca Lewis
Early evidence suggests that the COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the rate of adoption of e-commerce with more people ordering online and using delivery services to meet their needs. The embrace of e-commerce and delivery during the crisis and recover ... Read More

Research Roadmap for the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation (NCHRP 20-123(02))

Jennifer Dill
Christopher Monsere , Nathan McNeil
Funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), a team of researchers from the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University (PSU) and Toole Design prepared the Research Roadmap for the American ... Read More

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 pr ... Read More

NSF Collaborative Research: RAPID: Maintain Mobility and Reduce Infection Through a Resilient Transit and Micromobility System

John MacArthur
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to health, the economy, and transportation systems in cities. The key strategy to combat growth in the infection rate is through "social distancing," maintaining physical separation from othe ... Read More

Homelessness: A Guide for Public Transportation (TCRP J-11/Task 40)

John MacArthur
Marisa Zapata
TCRP J-11 Task 40 will focus on research that has occurred since the publication of TCRP Synthesis 121 and develop a tailored guide for public transportation agencies and concerned stakeholders on effective approaches and best practices that are resp ... Read More

Active Transportation Return on Investment Study

Jennifer Dill
Jenny Liu , Marisa Zapata
The Active Transportation Return on Investment (ATROI) study aimed to provide a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the benefits of active transportation infrastructure in the Portland, OR region. The study used a selection of projects constru ... Read More

Bi-objective Optimization for Battery Electric Bus Deployment Considering Cost and Environmental Equity

Xiaoyue Cathy Liu
Aaron Golub , Ran Wei
Led by Xiaoyue Cathy Liu of the University of Utah, researchers have created a web-based modeling tool that enables U.S. transit providers to explore the impacts of changing over their systems to battery electric buses, or BEBs. The researchers ran ... Read More
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