Friday Seminars

Fall 2014 Transportation Seminar Series

During the academic year OTREC at PSU offers the Friday Transportation Seminar Series. The seminars are supported by the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). This series is free and open to the public. Students, transportation professionals and community members are welcome to participate in person and via live streaming video.
Time: Fridays at noon (Pacific Time)
Location: PSU Urban Center (506 SW Mill St), Room 204, unless otherwise noted on the schedule 
The seminar schedule is available as a Google Calendar.

If you are viewing the seminar live and wish to ask a question, email during the broadcast.

PSU students may enroll in the seminar for one unit. To receive seminar announcements, join the Transportation email list. Here is the Course Syllabus for PSU students taking the course for credit.



Mohja L. Rhoads



Examining the role of internal planning decisions in improving transit performance and economic outcomes

Michal Jaroszynski, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University


10/17/14 Stated preference surveys for residential-transportation preferences
Kelly Clifton, Professor, Portland State University


10/24/14 TBD


10/31/14 Pedestrian Route Choice Modeling Joseph Broach, Ph.D. Candidate, Urban Studies, Portland State University


 11/7/14 Effects of LRT on physical activity based on Seattle GPS study
Brian Saelens, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital & University of Washington
 11/14/14 Accessory dwelling units in Portland, Oregon: Evaluation and Interpretation of a Survey of ADU Owners Jordan Palmeri, Science and Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Green Building Program
 11/21/14 Evaluating the level-of-service of protected bike lanes  Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates

Thanksgiving - No Seminar

 12/5/14 TBD Joseph Recker, TriMet


* Speaker sponsored by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) Visiting Scholar Program

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, e-mail: or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.