Research Program

The Center for Transportation Studies encourages and coordinates research activities of faculty in the College of Urban and Public Affairs with interests in transportation. Research activities will result in national and international peer-reviewed, quality publications in scholarly archival journals and conference proceedings.


CTS Research Projects

 

Transit

Completed

Rural Transit in Oregon: Current and Future Needs
Sponsor: Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) and ODOT
PIs: Neal (Institute on Aging) and Dill

Needs, Costs, and Funding Alternatives for Elderly and Disabled Transportation Services in Urban and Rural Oregon
Sponsor: Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) and ODOT
PIs: Neal (Institute on Aging) and Dill

Headway Deviation Effects on Bus Passenger Loads: Analysis of Tri-Met's Archived AVL-APC Data
PIs: James Strathman and Thomas J. Kimpel

Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Bus Stop Consolidation on Passenger Activity and Transit Operations
PIs: Thomas J. Kimpel, Ahmed M. El-Geneidy, James Strathman


Transportation and Land Use Interactions

Current

Implementation of Active Living Policies by Transportation Agencies and Departments
Sponsor: Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
PI: Dill

Transforming Land Use Regulations to Create Livable Communities that Support Physical Activity in Everyday Life
Sponsor: Active Living Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PI: Dill  

Completed

Estimating the Impacts of TODs on Travel and Transit Use
Sponsors: TransNOW, Metro, PSU
PI: Dill

Evaluating the Travel and Activity Impacts of New Urbanist Development
Sponsor: PSU
PI: Dill


Transportation and Land Use Modeling

Current

Land Use Scenario Modeling Tool Development
Sponsors:  Oregon DOT
PI:  John Gliebe

Options for Integrating Land Use and Travel Demand Models
Sponsors:  Oregon Metro, OTREC
PI:  John Gliebe

Manual for Modeling the Transportation Impacts of Land Use Changes
Sponsor:  Oregon DOT
PI:  John Gliebe

Bicyclist Route Choice Model Development
Sponsors: OTREC, Metro
PI: Gliebe, Dill
GRA: Joe Broach

Investigation of Dynamic Traffic Assignment Tools
Sponsors:  Oregon DOT
PI:  John Gliebe

Completed

TBA


Transportation Finance and Pricing

Current

Costs of Alternative Revenue-Generation Systems
PI: Rufolo

Completed

Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII): VII for Safety, Mobility and User Fee Technical Program Management
Sponsor: State of Minnesota.
PI: Rufolo

Understanding Driver Behavioral Changes Associated With Road User Fees
Sponsor: Oregon Transportation Research And Education Consortium
PI: Rufolo

ODOT Small Business Twice-Monthly Payment Pilot Project Analysis
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
PI: Rufolo

Road User Fee Pilot Project Research Evaluation
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
PI: Rufolo

Identifying and Quantifying Rate of State Motor Fuel Tax Evasion
Sponsor: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
PI: Rufolo

Institutional and Technology Options for VMT Data and Fee Collection Centers
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
PI: Rufolo

Alternatives to Motor Fuel Tax
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
PI: Rufolo

Transportation Financing Opportunities for the State of California
Sponsor: Mineta Transportation Institute
PI: Dill


Travel Behavior

Current

Long term evaluation of individualized marketing programs for travel demand management
Sponsor: Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
PIs: Dill and Mohr (Department of Psychology)

Dynamic Activity-Based Travel Forecasting System Development
Sponsors:  Oregon Metro, OTREC
PI:  John Gliebe


Non-motorized Transportation

Current

Bicyclist Route Choice Model Development
Sponsors: OTREC, Metro
PI: Gliebe, Dill
GRA: Joe Broach

Completed

Evaluation of Innovative Bicycle Facilities: SW Broadway Cycle Track & SW Start/Oak Street Buffered Bike Lanes
Prepared for: The City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation
PI: Monsere, Dill

Evaluation of Bike Boxes at Signalized Intersections
Sponsor: Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
PI: Dill and Monsere

Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior (BikeGPS)
Sponsors: Active Living Research (a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), OTREC
PI: Dill, Gliebe

Evaluation of Regional Travel Options Program
Sponsor: Metro
PI: Dill

 

Transportation and the Environment

Current

Demonstrating the Benefits of Sustainable Streets for Active Aging
Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency
PIs: Jennifer Dill, and Margaret Neal

Completed
Evaluating Environmental Streamlining at ODOT
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
PIs: Ozawa and Dill

Impacts of a Vehicle Inspection and Trip Permit Program on Vehicle Operations and Equity
Sponsors: TransNOW and ODOT
PI: Dill

 

Transportation Planning

Current

Seismic Hazard Assessment of Oregon Highway Routes
Sponsor:  Oregon DOT, OTREC
PI:  Peter Dusicka (Civil Engineering)
Co-PI:  John Gliebe

Completed

2007 Portland Metropolitan Region Transportation System Performance Report
Sponsor: Portland State University, ITS Lab, Center for Transportation Studies
PI: Robert Bertini