Allison Dane, staff member from Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office, who specializes in work with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, visited Portland State University in August for an update on transportation research conducted in the ITS Lab, at PSU and within the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). PSU faculty, including Professors Bertini, Dusicka, Smith, Tufte and Maier discussed their ongoing research efforts. Prof. Higgins from OSU, and Betsy Boyd from UO, plus OTREC staff (Hau Hagedorn, Jenny Kincaid and Rie Anderson) also participated in the meeting.
In February, OTREC and PSU staff travelled to Corvallis, OR to meet with OSU faculty and administration. Alan Kolibaba, Tina Frost and Bill Helsley from ORSP, Wanda Packard and Anisa Chisti from Research Accounting, and Robert Bertini, Hau Hagedorn and Jenny Kincaid from OTREC, along with UO representatives, shared processes and timelines, and discussed ways to work effectively together. OTREC thanks OSU for their hospitality.
Jenny Kincaid joined OTREC in October 2006 after nine years as the Executive Assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at PSU. Ms. Kincaid had various budgetary, personnel, outreach and communication responsibilities in CEE. As OTRECís Communication and Education Coordinator, Jenny is coordinating and developing all communication, publications and outreach materials, including newsletters, brochures and annual reports. She is coordinating OTREC outreach and technology transfer programs, managing the web site, and collecting performance data for RITA. Jenny is originally from Illinois, and has a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago.