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Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet have joined forces to identify, design and build capital and operational treatments to help buses move more quickly and reliably through Portland’s increasingly congested Central City. Already the densest concentration of people and jobs in Oregon, Central City is growing fast. The two agencies have identified a series of bus lanes in the Central City that will make transit faster and more reliable throughout the region.

TREC at Portland State University
June 2019
Equity and Access in Portland's Washington Park: Definitions and Measures
In our latest report, we partnered with Explore Washington Park (EWP) to better understand how to meet the needs of underserved populations in the park. EWP is a 501(c)3 non-profit Transportation Management Association with a city license to manage transportation in Portland's Washington Park and everything in it: Oregon Zoo, Portland Children's Museum, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden. Earlier this month Metro awarded EWP a grant for their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. Developed by PSU's Marisa Zapata and Joe Broach, this report will support the guidance of that program.
Learn more about this approach at the breakout session Fair and Accurate Data: Equity-informed Approach to Representation at our 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit at PSU (Sept. 19 - 20). Early bird ends July 15.
Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): Enhanced Transit Corridors in Central City
Friday, July 26 join in-person at PSU -or- watch online

Over the past two years, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet have joined forces to identify, design and build capital and operational treatments to help buses move more quickly and reliably through Portland’s increasingly congested Central City. Already the densest concentration of people and jobs in Oregon, Central City is growing fast. The two agencies have identified a series of bus lanes in the Central City that will make transit faster and more reliable throughout the region. Project staff will discuss how projects were identified, share the most recent designs, and discuss benefits to transit riders and the region. This is a PBOT Lunch n' Learn partner event.
PSU Masters Students Focus on Human-Powered Transportation
The spring term has come to a close, and in celebration we're highlighting two transportation-focused projects from this year's Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) graduates. The team behind ReadyStreets: Human Powered Mobility in the Post-earthquake Recovery Period; worked with neighbors in Parkrose-Argay to determine key destinations and priorities, and formulating replicable recommendations to PBOT. The team behind Living Streets: A Pathway Toward Inclusive, Equitable, and Accessible Pedestrian Streets took a closer look at Central City and key findings from studies of both failed and successful street designs across the globe.
Introducing Our Summer 2019 TURF Undergraduate Research Fellows at PSU
Our Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program is in its second year, and we're excited to introduce our 2019 cohort. The TURF program advances critical thinking and research skills under the guidance of a PSU faculty mentor. This year's fellows are working on various research initiatives at TREC, including e-scooters, bicycle and pedestrian count data, multimodal trip generation, pedestrian safety and equitable transit. Students were selected through a competitive application process; we had 103 applications from 23 U.S. states and 4 countries.
TRANSPORTATION AT PORTLAND STATE
NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY: Through annual grants from our U.S. DOT funded program, the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), we're proud to announce the launch of four new research projects at PSU:
Analysis and Application of Log-Linear and Quantile Regression Models to Predict Bus Dwell Times: New paper by Travis Glick and Miguel Figliozzi of Portland State University published in Transportation Research Record.

Minimizing Annual Average Daily Nonmotorized Traffic Estimation Errors: How Many Counters Are Needed per Factor Group? New paper by Sirisha Kothuri of Portland State University in Transportation Research Record.

TREC Staff Won First Place in PSU Bike Challenge: Making this our 3rd year in the a row to take home the trophy!
UPCOMING TREC EVENTS
June - July: Transportation Summer Camps for Oregon High Schoolers - 60+ students registered, a few seats open
July 15 - 19: IBPI Workshop: Bikeway Design - Only four (bike)seats left!

TREC at PSU 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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