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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

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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 Nathan McNeil and Edwin Adilson Rodriguez in diving deeper into the three case studies covered in this manual - discussing their innovative approaches in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and...

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Research Rounds Speaker Series: Dr. Lisa Bates

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

This event is hosted by Portland State University's Research and Strategic Partnerships. It is open to the public to attend in-person, alternatively you may watch the livestream on our Facebook the day of the event. See the schedule for the monthly Research Rounds Speaker Series here.

"Naturally Occurring" or "Until Market Speculation Starts": Investigating the precarity of affordable rental housing and the potential for displacement along planned transit lines

New transit infrastructure is a double-edged sword for low-income renters: one the one hand, increased mobility supports access to jobs and critical services; but if transit-oriented development fails to include and preserve affordable housing, they may be pushed out by rising rents. The question of whether public investments spur gentrification and displacement have created intense controversy around planned transit extensions in our region. My research on precarious rental housing illuminates the specific mechanisms of housing displacement and challenges for housing affordability in the single-family/duplex and the large multifamily rental market. The loss of low-cost housing is occurring even without new infrastructure, but transit planning can be a venue for addressing the problem. By...

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

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



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, 7:00pm to 10:30pm 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

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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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Webinar: An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

In October 2017 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities (learn more and download the reportintroduces accessible design principles for shared streets based on detailed research and extensive outreach, equipping communities to pursue new designs that are accessible for people with vision disabilities. Drawing from notable practices, public outreach, and field analysis from multiple US cities, this resource pushes the practice of shared street design towards accessibility for all users.

Toole Design Group and Accessible Design for the Blind were part of the team that helped FHWA bring this innovative resource to the public. Join us in hearing from these organizations on how to implement this new resource on your streets.

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 3

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

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THE SPEAKER

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Urban Transportation Planning and TOD Research in Japan

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

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THE SPEAKER

Dr. Fumihiko Nakamura is Executive Director of International Office and Public Relations at Yokohama National University in Japan. He has conducted research in the fields of civil engineering and urban transportation planning. He has great interest in urban public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian travel, and the relationships between planning for these transportation modes and urban planning. He also has great interest in urban transportation problems in developing countries. He has conducted several investigations into the actual circumstances and analysis of political issues about bus and motorcycle travel in Asian countries. 

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This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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