Friday Seminars

Spring 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. All seminars are also archived for future viewing.

For archived seminars dated Winter 2013 and before, please visit the old seminars archive page.

PSU students may enroll in the seminar for one unit. To receive seminar announcements, join the Transportation email list.

 

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
Course Syllabus for PSU students taking for credit

 

DATE SEMINAR TOPIC SPEAKER ARCHIVE
4/4/14

An Introduction to the NACTO Urban Street Design  - Changing the DNA of City Streets

Peter Koonce, Portland Bureau of Transportation

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4/11/14

Transit Planning Practice in the Age of Transit-Oriented Development

Ian Carlton, Post-Doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

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4/18/14 Transportation and Road Weather
Rhonda Young, Assoicate Professor, University of Wyoming

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4/25/14 Assessing Impacts of Time Use on Children's Physical Fitness in Relation to Risk for Obesity and Diabetes Jessica Guo, Supervising Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff

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5/2/14 Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities

(Eligible for 1.00 CM/PDH if attended in person)
Professors Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University

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 5/9/14 Analytical efficiencies through the integration of modeling and simulation tools Steve Perone, PTV Group
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 5/16/14 Pedestrian Safety and Culture Change
Ron Van Houten, Professor, Western Michigan University*
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 5/23/14 Capturing the Ride: Exploring Low-Density Flexible Transit Alternatives in Salem-Keizer Darwin Moosavi, MURP, Portland State University
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 5/30/14
Bike Network Modeling
Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho
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 6/6/14 Evacuation and Resilience
Elise Miller-Hooks, Professor, University of Maryland*

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* 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: conferences@pdx.edu or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: drc@pdx.edu. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.


This seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credits if attended in person. Attendees who would like to receive the credits will need to arrive to the seminar early or on time and sign a check-in list. OTREC applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each course. We will provide an electronic attendance certificate for documentation purposes.

 

Winter 2014 Transportation Seminar

DATE SEMINAR TOPIC SPEAKER PRESENTATION LINKS
1/10/14

Evaluating Driver and Pedestrian Behaviors at Enhanced Multilane Midblock Pedestrian Crossings: Case Study in Portland, Oregon

Bicycling Is Different: Built Environment Relationships to Nonwork Travel

Benefit-Cost Evaluation Method for Transit Stop Removal

Nick Foster, Portland State University, presenter

Christopher Muhs, Portland State University, presenter

Zef Wagner, Portland State University, presenter

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Foster Presentation (PDF)

Muhs Presentation (PDF)

Wagner Presentation (PDF)

1/17/14

Identification and Characterization of PM2.5 and VOC Emission Hot Spots on an Arterial Corridor Integrating Probe Vehicle, Traffic, and Land Use Data

Modeling Impact of Traffic Conditions on Variability of Midblock Roadside Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations on an Urban Arterial

Effects of the Objective and Perceived Built Environment on Bicycling for Transportation

Katherine E. Bell, Portland State University, presenter

Adam Moore, Portland State University, presenter

Liang Ma, Portland State University, presenter

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Bell Presentation (PDF)

Moore Presentation (PDF)

Ma Presentation (PDF)

1/24/14 Modeling Injury Outcomes of Crashes involving Heavy Vehicles on Texas Highways
Professor Salvador Hernandez, Oregon State University

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1/31/14 Regional Planning, Greenhouse Gases, and UrbanFootprint open source software
Garlynn Woodsong, Project Manager, Calthorpe Associates

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2/7/14 CANCELLED -- The Most Important 18% - Commute Trips from the US Census Penelope Weinberger, AASHTO

 

 2/14/14 A Recipe for an Online, Geospatial Transit Performance Archive
Jon Makler, PSU
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 2/21/14 Bike Planning Methods in Oregon Communities Tara Weidner, Oregon DOT
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 2/28/14 Measuring urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related pollution Alex Bigazzi, PhD candidate, Portland State University
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 3/7/14
10 Tips to Tell Your Story in a Thought-Provoking and Technically Truthful Way
Dave Thompson, Public Affairs Manager, Oregon DOT

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Handout

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 3/14/14 Federal Transit Administration's Impact on Public Transportation in the United States  Amy Changchien, Director, Planning & Program Development, Federal Transit Administration

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* 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: conferences@pdx.edu or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: drc@pdx.edu. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.

 



Fall 2013 Transportation Seminar Series

DATE SEMINAR TOPIC SPEAKER ARCHIVE
10/4/13

Using empirical (real-world) transportation data to extend travel demand model capabilities

Michael Mauch, DKS Associates

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10/11/13 Transportation Analysis Informing Transportation Planning & Policy at ODOT Alex Bettinardi, Oregon Department of Transportation

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10/18/13 E-Bikes in the United States John MacArthur, OTREC at PSU

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10/25/13 Congestion Modeling and Mitigation in the National Airspace System Professor David Lovell, University of Maryland*

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11/1/13 Clouds, Crowds, and Traffic:
What 10 emerging Megatrends mean for the future of transportation
Ted Trepanier, INRIX, Inc.

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 11/8/13 Why doesn’t that traffic signal ever turn green? An evaluation of roadway markings for cyclists  Stefan Bussey, PSU CE UG Honors Student  Stream
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 11/15/13 Cyclist Compliance at Signalized Intersections Sam Thompson,PSU Graduate Student
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 11/20/13 An Analytical Derivation of the Capacity at Weaving Sections Consistent with Empirical Observations and
Micro-Simulated Results (ITS Lab, PSU Engineering Building, Rm. 315 - NO WEBCAST)
Florian Marczak, LICIT, IFSTTAR/ENTPE, University of Lyon
 11/22/13
Piloting Portland's MultiModal Arterial Performance System  Shaun Quayle, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. 
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 12/6/13 Peak Pedaling: Has Portland Bicycling reached the Top of the Logistic Curve? Robert McCullough, McCullough Research

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