Friday Transportation Seminar: New Probe Data Sources to Measure Cycling Behavior and Safety

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
LIVESTREAM ONLINE: Click here on the day of the seminar to stream it live

Emerging probe data sources from smartphones on on-board devices are able to measure behavior of cyclists with very high resolution. From this, for the first time, we are able to measure relatively precise behavior that allows new insights into exposure, route choice, safety behavior, or technology choice. Probe data, merged with other data sources, can begin to develop a more complete picture of cyclists on-road behavior.

This presentation will offer examples of analyses done to investigate cyclists behavior using app-based and on-board GPS data in the context of individual cyclists behavior (i.e., app users) and behavior of bikeshare users (i.e., on-board GPS fleet tracking devices). The applications will cover route choice, travel patterns, surrogate safety behaviors like wrong-way riding, and will investigate differences between conventional- and electric-bike users.

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Chris Cherry of the University of Tennessee

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Webinar: Case Studies in the FTA "Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit"

Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

This webinar is co-hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) and the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

This past month the U.S. Federal Transit Administration has released a new manual that suggests improvements for pedestrians’ and bicyclists’ access to transit. Specifically, this manual includes information on evaluating, planning, and implementing improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access to transit. It also explains how to integrate bike sharing with transit and make both options more accessible.

This manual (click here to download this manualwas prepared by TREC - the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Join one of the Co-Investigators, Nathan McNeil, in diving deeper into the three case studies covered in this manual - discussing their innovative approaches in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an understanding of key concepts and needs for ensuring that walking and bicycling to transit is an easy, comfortable and safe option for transit riders. 
  • Develop the knowledge of existing key resources to consult for going into greater...
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Regional Training Course: Developing an All Hazards Transportation Recovery Plan for the Portland Metro Region

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:30am PST to Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:30pm PST

This event is by invitation only. If you have any questions please contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu

Portland State University, in concert with the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) and City of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), is offering a two-day training course on the development of a Transportation Recovery Plan for the Portland Metro region. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded a research grant to develop a recovery plan for the City of Portland that includes transit and travel demand management (TDM) strategies, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies, and use of social media as an integral part of a recovery plan. The project includes the development of a two-day training program to be pilot tested in Portland and offered to six other metropolitan regions nationwide.

COURSE GOAL

The goal of this training is to provide participants with the tools, knowledge, skills and resources to develop an emergency transportation recovery plan and to recognize the specific needs, resources and relationships with emergency responders within...

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Webinar: Bike-Ped Portal - National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Archive

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00am to 11:00am PST


WEBINAR SUMMARY

This project builds on the success of NITC’s first Pooled Fund project that created the first national bicycle and pedestrian traffic count archive, named Bike-Ped Portal. The next step for Bike-Ped Portal is to improve its usability for both data providers and data users, specifically transportation professionals. To improve usability, area transportation planners will be invited to participate in an idea gathering session to help design an “Explore Data Page.” The purpose of this page is to allow transportation planners (data users) ready access to the non-motorized count data available in Bike-Ped Portal in a way that is useful and attractive to them. The page may include graphical displays (maps, graphs, etc.) and/or summary statistics. The work also includes other usability improvements including data quality communication improvements, user interface improvements for data providers, maintenance, adding data to the archive, software testing, spreading the word to potential data users, and inclusion of National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPDP) data.

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NITC Reception & Transportation Bingo at TRB 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 7:30pm PST

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 96th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks. Complimentary appetizers (at limited capacity) will be provided.

And this time, we've bought out the whole bar (Fado Irish Pub)!

We'll be running multiple short rounds of speed networking bingo (transportation style*), and handing out prizes each round - provided by our research consortium of six universities (Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington).

Please RSVP so that we can plan for your attendance and email you a reminder. See you there!

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Factors Influencing Freight Mode Choice: Insights from In Depth-Interviews

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

This seminar presents the research conducted by the authors to gain insight into the behavioral influencers of freight mode choice. As part of this effort, the authors conducted numerous in-depth interviews with a highly selective group of leading shippers, carriers, and receivers. The seminar provides a brief description of the firms interviewed, the approach taken to carry out the interviews and discusses the chief results. The interviews provide insight into the key factors that influence mode choice, and barriers that limit modal choices. The insight gained from the interviews is used to identify potential initiatives to address the identified barriers.

THE SPEAKER

Carlos A. Gonzalez-Calderon, Ph.D., is a research associate at Rensselaer's Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF), Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) and Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE). His areas of expertise include freight transportation modeling and economics, infrastructure planning, geographic information systems, public transportation and sustainable transportation systems.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 1

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

More information about this seminar will be available soon.

THE SPEAKERS

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 2

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

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THE SPEAKERS

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018.

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