Event Date:
Dec 01, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

Stay tuned for more information about this seminar featuring visiting scholar Chris Cherry of the University of Tennessee.

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Event Date:
Nov 17, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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Stay tuned for more information about this seminar featuring speakers Roberty Liberty, Director of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator at PSU and Lynn Peterson, Senior Transportation Planner at Smart Growth America (graduate of PSU's Masters in Urban and Regional Planning as well as PSU's Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering)

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Event Date:
Nov 03, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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Washington County has 124 permanent roadside Bluetooth readers, which passively and in an anonymous fashion collect travel time, speed, and origin-destination information across the major arterials in the urban County. This presentation gives an overview of the program purpose, history, some interesting use cases, and the formation of comparative performance metrics to gauge the magnitude and duration of congestion across the County. These metrics and information will help planners improve travel demand models, consultants improve traffic analyses, operations staff prioritize timing, detection, and maintenance functions, agencies inform traveler information data, and leaders better communicate the story of traffic demand, delay, and congestion on our roadways over time.

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Shaun Quayle is a professional transportation engineer with Washington County...

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Event Date:
Oct 27, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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The presentation provides background information and illustrates driving forces of the development of municipal co-distribution of goods in Sweden. The business model is “somewhat unique” to Sweden, given the country’s comprehensive welfare sector through which local governments are often the main transport buyers in smaller municipalities without industries or commerce. In this respect, Sweden has been a pioneer in streamlining public administration at all levels replacing manual work procedures and paperwork with the use of computers and digital information, with an overall aim to allow for spending on social and political reform policies. The main business model used in municipal administration is purchases with free delivery whereby the transport of goods occurs directly from contracted suppliers to municipal receivers and where transport costs are included as a hidden surcharge in the product price. Contrary, municipal co-distribution of goods entails a physical and legal consolidation of all external purchases, where in its rudimentary form suppliers leave goods at a freight consolidation center (FCC) where goods are loaded for distribution in...

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Event Date:
Oct 20, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities wishing to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them. This talk will introduce the concept and operation of advisory bike lanes and look at some lessons learned from the early installations of this facility in the U.S. and Canada.

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Michael Williams, Alta Planning + Design / Graduate Student of Civil Engineering at PSU
2016-2017 Active Transportation Scholar of the Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI)

Michael is a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at PSU, studying transportation with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle facilities. He has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from CSU Chico and UC Santa Barbara, respectively. He worked for 15 years as a biomedical device engineer/manager with eleven patents in the field. Michael also...

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Event Date:
Oct 13, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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Over the last decade, the transportation agencies in Oregon have systematically enhanced many pedestrian crossings at mid-block locations with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs), Flashing Yellow Beacons (Flash), and high visibility crosswalk markings (Hi-Vis). Enhancements often included the installation of refuge medians. This study explored the safety performance of these enhanced crossings, categorized by enhancement type. Data were collected on 191...

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Event Date:
Oct 06, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

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Travel times, operating speeds, and service reliability influence costs and service attractiveness. This research outlines an approach to quantify how these metrics change after a modification of roadway design or transit routes using archived transit data. The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland’s public transportation provider, archives automatic vehicle location (AVL) data for all buses as part of their bus dispatch system (BDS). This research combines three types of AVL data (stop event, stop disturbance, and high-resolution) to create a detailed account of transit behavior; this probe data gives insights into the behavior of transit as well as general traffic. The methodology also includes an updated approach for confidence...

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Event Date:
Sep 29, 2017
Content Type: Professional Development Event

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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This presentation will begin with an overview of the activities of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland. Then a number of bicycle safety research projects will be discussed, with a particular focus on recent and current projects that seek to examine the factors influencing passing distances left by motor vehicles and the effectiveness of one-metre (3-foot) laws.

Presented by Narelle Haworth of Queensland University of Technology


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