Briana Orr of PBOT and TREC's John MacArthur will discuss what worked well, unexpected findings, and considerations for future new mobility pilots.

TREC at Portland State University
January 2019
Electric Vehicle Policies Targeting Low-income Drivers Would Be Most Effective, Report Finds

What are the most effective policies to support the growth of EV in the City of Portland? A new report from PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions finds that policies targeted towards low-income drivers have the greatest potential. A collaborative project between PSU and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability - it supports the work to increase electric vehicle awareness, expand access to vehicle options and charging infrastructure as part of their 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy and larger Climate Action Plan. The team behind the research: Ingrid Fish (BPS); John MacArthur, Kelly Clifton, and Joe Broach of PSU; & Baxter Shandobil, a PSU transportation student.
Friday Transportation Seminars Kick Off Next Week: "The Portland E-Scooter Experience"
Friday, Feb 1 (11:30 AM - 1 PM) - Watch online or attend live

Portland's first e-scooter pilot in 2018 made national news for its proactive and data-driven approach to exploring the role of e-scooters in our transportation system. Next week Briana Orr of PBOT and TREC's John MacArthur will discuss what worked well, unexpected findings, and considerations for future new mobility pilots. We're switching up the Friday seminar format to include time for networking (and, coffee / doughnuts) as well as kicking off our partnership with PBOT's longstanding Lunch n' Learn series with periodic guest spots. See the full lineup of seminars including WSDOT's Barb Chamberlain on Feb 22.
Photo Credit: Sarah Peterson, PBOT
Mobility Matters 2019 Summit: Early Bird Closes Tomorrow!
Monday, March 11th at Portland State University

We've partnered with PSU's Orientation and Mobility Program at the College of Education to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary one-day summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and accessibility. See the program and speaker lineup here. Early Bird Registration closes tomorrow (Fri, Jan 25). Join the conversation on how to design more accessible infrastructure and leverage technology to improve mobility for everyone.
Study Abroad Programs in the Netherlands: (NEW) Practitioner Course Added
June 23 - 29, 2019 led by Nick Falbo, PBOT

In addition to our annual two-week course for students, we've added a new one-week option for practitioners (30 AICP credits). Leading engineers and designers responsible for creating and maintaining the Netherlands' world-class bikeway system will teach the Dutch approach to bike and pedestrian planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the skills and techniques you need to start incorporating Dutch principles into your next project.
Eisenhower Fellowships Awarded to Seven Portland State University Students

Seven PSU graduate students received prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships presented by the U.S. Department of Transportation at this year's annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB): Mike McQueen, Travis Glick, Greg Norton, Jael Wettach-Glosser and Santiago Espinosa Wild of the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, and Baxter Shandobil and Kelly Rodgers of the Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Catch their research, and check out TRB posters presented by other PSU students on Thurs, Feb 7 at the TRB Aftershock with STEP, YPT Portland, and TREC.
WE'RE HIRING! TREC RESEARCH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AT PSU: The Research Program Administrator is responsible for coordinating and tracking research programs for TREC and NITC. Closes Jan 29th. Meet your future coworkers and partners on our TREC Instagram.

PSU MURP STUDENTS LEAD TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN NORTH PORTLAND: The city can hit the ground running on neighborhood greenway projects in Portland in part because of North PDX Connected: A Community Based Active Transportation Plan for N Willamette Blvd, a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) project published in June 2018.

PSU TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS CURRENTLY SEEKING FACULTY AND STUDENT SUPPORT: Work with PSU Transportation Services on Current and Future Bike Routes Data Collection & Analysis and Intra-Campus Trips Inventory & Analysis.
(SAVE THE DATE! CFP OPENS FEB 2019) Sept 19: Transportation & Communities Summit 2019


The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.
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