OTREC hosted the first annual Oregon Transportation Summit. Over 200 transportation faculty, professionals, and students participated in the day long event to discuss relevant and pressing transportation research issues for Oregon. It was an opportunity to also show appreciation for partners and faculty that have helped to shape OTREC. Recipients of the inaugural Peter DeFazio Hall of Fame award included: Dick Feeney (Person of the Year), ODOT (Partner of the Year), and B. Starr McMullen (Researcher of the Year). The Oregon Transportation Summit was sponsored by the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), the Portland chapter of WTS, the Oregon chapter of APA, and the Oregon section of ITE. Thank you to our partners and Mayor Sam Adams, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Congressman Peter DeFazio, Wim Wiewel, and Tom Vanderbilt for making this a memorable and successful event.
OTREC, in partnership with the Womenís Transportation Seminar Portland Chapter and Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Oregon Transportation Summit. The event, which will include professional development opportunities for academic and practicing transportation professionals, will be held on Friday, September 11 at Portland State University. Your input is desired to shape the agenda. Please complete a short online survey to rank or suggest topics for the training and workshop sessions. If you have any other questions, please email Jon Makler.
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting.
This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops.
- Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
- Half-Day Workshop (student rate): $50
- Survey Design: Asking the Right Questions
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies: What, When, Where, Why, and How?
- Activating Community Opportunities Using Transportation Organizations as Assets
- Cost Accounting for Program and Budget Planning Today and Tomorrow
- Data Analysis for Smarties Who Forgot What They Learned in College
- What’s New in the HCM 6th Edition?
- Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods with Transportation Disadvantaged Populations
See archived materials from this Summit, held in September 2019.
Join us at the 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (see full schedule)! This annual event at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to local practice through breakout panel presentations, PechaKucha, posters, and networking between academics and practitioners.
The conference will center around three themes: Intersection of Transportation and Housing / Land Use; New Mobility in Active Transportation; and Multimodal Data: Collecting, Processing, Analyzing, and Using.
This year we’re excited to welcome our keynote Ben Wellington—a data scientist and policy analyst from New York, NY. The founder of I Quant NY, his data analysis has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure, the way New Yorkers pay for cabs and the design of NYC subway vending machines, and his talk on urban data was featured on TEDTalks. He...Read more
The first annual Transportation and Communities Summit took place on September 15, 2015 at Portland State University. See photos. Browse this page to see archived videos and presentations, or click here to access the full playlist of videos from the 2015 Summit.
To see information about Oregon Transportation Summits from previous years, click here to visit the OTS Archive.
Plenary Session: Transportation Equity Roundtable