PSU Transportation Seminar: TriMet & TOD – Opportunities for Growth

Friday, October 20, 2023, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Fiona Lyon and Miles Anderson, Trimet
Free and open to the public
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. Formerly known as the Friday Transportation Seminar series, we've opened up PSU Transportation Seminars to other days of the week to better accommodate attendance. You can always watch online via Zoom.



Staff of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) will present TriMet's recently published Regional Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plan, explaining its inception, creation, and delivery.

The team will explain how the plan fits within a hierarchy of regional and sub-regional plans and how it delivers transparency to TriMet's TOD program, enabling all stakeholders to participate. Current TOD project examples will be showcased to demonstrate how partnerships can enhance project outcomes and indicate how stakeholders from various backgrounds can influence projects.


  • Understand TriMet's goals for TOD, and how it plans to achieve them
  • Understand how TriMet prioritizes TOD sites, and how it determines if a project advances
  • Learn at what levels and how stakeholders can participate in TriMet's TOD program


Miles Anderson, Project Coordinator, Space Planning & TOD, TriMet

Miles is a Project Coordinator at TriMet, the regional transit agency for Portland Metro area. He supports planning work on the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) team and implements projects for the Space Planning Program. His background is in station area planning, and his professional interests include reducing vehicle miles travelled, promoting efficient land use, and advancing equity outcomes through the built environment.



Fiona Lyon, Transit-Oriented Development Design Manager, TriMet

Fiona is a Design Manager with TriMet, the regional transit agency for Portland Metro area. Her background in public service and urban design help her plan, design and manage Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities for the agency to pursue through strategic public, private and community partnerships. TOD supports the regions long-term vision for growth by realizing equitable transit-supportive density, enhancing human-centered placemaking opportunities, and supporting transit ridership through improved land use and multi-modal access. Fiona is a registered Landscape Architect in Oregon and California.




This 60-minute seminar 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.



Photo courtesy of TriMet

Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), PORTAL, BikePed Portal and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research and tools for transportation decision makers, expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engage students and professionals through education and participation in research.