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Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity

Ran Wei
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub , Thomas Cova
Regular assessment and improvement of the performance of public transit systems are essential for transit service providers given limited funding and growing public needs. Performance evaluation can help transit agencies identify underperforming serv ... Read More

Smart, Shared, and Social: Enhancing All-Hazards Transportation Recovery Plans with Demand Management Strategies and Technologies

John MacArthur
In September 2015, The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), awarded a research grant to Portland State University (PSU) as part of its Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All Hazards Emergen ... Read More

FTA Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit

Jennifer Dill
Nathan McNeil
This manual provides a compendium of best practices to help transit and other transportation professionals improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access to transit, including information on evaluating, planning for, and implementing improvements t ... Read More

How Do Stressed Workers Make Travel Mode Choices That Are Good For Their Health, Safety, and Productivity?

Liu-Qin Yang
This proposal integrates the perspectives from transportation and psychology research by focusing on the relations between commuting stress, commuting mode choice, and consequences of such choice for commuters' health, travel safety, and work perform ... Read More

Exploring the positive utility of travel and mode choice

Patrick Singleton
Traditionally, travel is considered a disutility to be minimized, and travel demand is derived from activity demand. Recently, scholars have questioned these axioms, noting that some people may like to travel, use travel time productively, find other ... Read More

Planning ahead for livable communities along the Powell-Division BRT: neighborhood conditions and change

Lisa Bates
Aaron Golub
New transit investments can be a double-edged sword for disadvantaged communities (e.g. those included in environmental justice and Title VI potected classes). Transit investments improve community’s mobility and access and may improve health with ... Read More

Modeling and Analyzing the Impact of Advanced Technologies on Livability and Multimodal Transportation Performance Measures in Arterial Corridors

Miguel Figliozzi
Transportation corridors are complex systems. Tradeoffs, particularly in terms of traffic mobility, transit performance, accessibility and pedestrian interactions, are not well understood. When the focus is on motorized vehicle mobility and throughpu ... Read More

Measuring the Impacts of Social Media on Advancing Public Transit

Jenny Liu
(Jeff) Xuegang Ban
This project is a collaboration between Portland State University (PSU) and the Center for Infrastructure Transportation & Environment (CITE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeking to develop performance measures for assessing the impacts of soc ... Read More

Do TODs Make a Difference?

Arthur C. Nelson
Jenny Liu , Reid Ewing
The United States is moving into a new era of metropolitan development and form. The demographic, economic and finance drivers that made America a suburban nation may have run their course. America will see a shift toward infill and redevelopment. Fa ... Read More

DO TODs MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Phase 2

Arthur C. Nelson
Reid Ewing , Jenny Liu
The United States is moving into a new era of metropolitan development and form. The demographic, economic and finance drivers that made America a suburban nation may have run their course. America will see a shift toward infill and redevelopment. Fa ... Read More

Status and Needs for Public Transportation in Oregon

Jennifer Dill
Margaret Neal , John MacArthur
Status and Needs for Public Transportation in Oregon: sponsored by ODOT ... Read More

2014 Transit Oriented Developments Survey

Jennifer Dill
Nathan McNeil
This report presents results from surveys of residents at several transit-oriented developments (TODs) in Portland, Hillsboro, Tigard, and unincorporated Clackamas County. The research complements our previous survey work for Metro done at eight TODs ... Read More
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