Transportation Seminar Series Archives

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Winter 2013

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan. 11

PSU TRB Presentations - Week 1

Steve Gehrke (CEE PhD)

Katie Bell (CEE MSCE)

Chris Muhs (CEE MSCE)

Jan. 18

PSU TRB Presentations - Week 2

 

Oliver Smith (USP PhD)

Colin Rowan (USP MURP)

Alex Bigazzi (CEE PhD)

Jan. 25

Confessions of  a Traffic Engineer: The Misuse of Level of Service and its Impact on Active Transportation

Peter Koonce, Portland Office of Transportation

Feb. 1

Pedestrians in Regional Travel Demand Forecasting Models: State-of-the-Practice

Patrick Singleton, CEE MS Student, Portland State University
Feb. 8 The Future of the MUTCD

Gene Hawkins*, Texas Transportation Institute

Feb. 15

The Economics of Bicycling

 

Kelly Clifton, Portland State University CEE
Feb. 22

Milepost 2016 Remember, Restore Reconnect

Kristen Stallman, Oregon Department of Transportation, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Coordinator
Mar. 1

Determinants of VMT in Urban Areas: A Panel Study of 87 US. Urban Areas 1982-2009

Starr McMullen and Nathan Eckstein, Oregon State University
Mar. 8

Complete Streets Policy, Planning and Implementation

 

Jessica Horning, Oregon DOT Region 1 Active Transportation Liaison

Lidwien Rahman, Oregon DOT Region 1

Mar. 15 Homeless Encampments on Public Right-of-Way: An Opportunity for Collaboration Andrée Tremoulet, Portland State University Center for Urban Studies
       
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

 

Fall 2012

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Sept. 28

Modeling Dependency with Copula: Implications to Engineers and Planners

[Presentation]

Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University
Oct. 5

Retrofitting Urban Arterials Into Complete Streets

[Presentation]

John LaPlante, T.Y. Lin International, Inc.

 

Oct. 12

Portland Bike Share: How Will Bike Share Work in the Nation's Most Bike Friendly City?

[Presentation]

Steve Hoyt-McBeth, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Oct. 19

Urban Arterials: Linking Traffic, Transit and Air Quality Data and Performance Measures

[Presentation]

Miguel Figliozzi, Portland State University
Oct. 24 *Special Seminar (In 471 Cramer Hall, 4-4:50 p.m.)*: The Use of Science and Adaptive Management to Perfect Wildlife Crossings

Patricia Cramer, Utah State University

*Seminar will be held at Cramer Hall: Portland State University, (1721 SW Broadway Ave), Room 471

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Oct. 26

Adjustment Factors for Estimating Miles Traveled by Non-Motorized Traffic

[Presentation]

Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Nov. 2

TriMet CAD/AVL System Data

[Presentation]

Dave Crout / Steve Callas, TriMet
Nov. 9

Evaluating the Feasibility of Passive Travel Survey Data Collection in a Complex Urban Environment: Lessons Learned from the New York City Case Study

[Presentation]

Cynthia Chen, University of Washington, College of Engineering
Nov. 16

Transit Scheduling / Routing Data Applications

[Presentation]

Ken Zatarain / Bryan Rose, TriMet
Nov. 30* Modeling and Visualizing Sustainability in the Bay Area Paul Waddell, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Dec. 7 *Special Seminar* Managed Lanes in Orlando, FL Jack Klodzinski, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise/URS Corporation  
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Spring 2012

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 6

What are Models? : Learning to Love Modeling and the Challenges it Brings

Rick Donnelly, Parsons Brinckerhoff
April 11

*Special Seminar (in ITS Lab)*:Livable Streets Where People Live - European Fellowship

Denver Igarta, Portland Bureau of Transportation

*Seminar will be held at the ITS LAB: Portland State University, Engineering Building (1930 SW 4th Avenue), Room 315

 
April 12

*Special Seminar (in Parsons Gallery)*: Sustainable Design and Transportation: Verifiably Measuring the Carbon Benefits

Projjal Dutta, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority Director of Sustainability

*Seminar will be held at Portland State University, Urban Center (SW 6th and Mill), Parsons Gallery, Level 2

 
April 13 Activity and Transportation Models: An Introduction to Travel Models for Non-Modelers Ben Stabler, Parsons Brinckerhoff
April 20 Integrated Models: What They Are and How They Help Doug Hunt, University of Calgary
April 27 Land Use Models: An Introduction for Non-Modelers Liming Wang, UC Berkeley
May 4 Low-Stress Bicycling and Bike Network Connectivity Peter Furth, Northeastern University
May 11 Risk and Uncertainty: All Models are Wrong, But Some are Useful Rick Donnelly, Parsons Brinckerhoff
May 18 Human Transit: Old Principles, New Choices, New Opportunities Jarrett Walker, MRCagney
May 25 GreenSTEP: Planning for Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Brian Gregor, ODOT
June 1 Freight Routes: Improving Freight Routing Modeling Capabilities Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
June 8 Moving Toward a Sustainable Oregon: The Future of Modeling and Decision Tools Beth Wemple and Keith Lawton
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Winter 2012

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
January 13

TRB Showcase Part 1

Wei Feng, Sirisha Kothuri, Brian Davis (PSU)
January 20 TRB Showcase Part 2 Adam Moore, Alex Bigazzi, Carl Olson, Kristi Currans (PSU)
January 27 Sustaining a Transportation Legacy from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Dale Bracewell, Vancouver (BC)
February 3 A review of case studies exploring pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users' exposure to particulate matter in Portland Alex Bigazzi, Miguel Figliozzi, Portland State University
February 10 Metro's Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model Peter Bosa, Metro
February 17 Making the Connections Between Air Quality, Transportation, Energy, and Climate:
A Southern California Case Study
Peter Greenwald, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
February 24 Driving to the Tragedy of the Commons Using a Diesel Engine Kevin Downing, Oregon DEQ
March 2 Freight Rail and Everyday Emergencies: Preparing for and Responding to Frequent Events such as Landslides and Floods Brock Nelson, Union Pacific Railroad
March 9 Car Sharing Trends Steve Gutmann, Getaround, Inc
March 16 Bikes, Bodies, and Public Space: The Role of Human Infrastructure in Urban Transport Adonia Lugo, UC Irvine
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Fall 2011

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive

Sept 30

Emerging Trends in Developing and Implementing Bicycle Master Plans – The Seattle Example

[Handout]

Peter Lagerwey, Toole Design Group
Oct 7 Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, University of Washington and Center for Disease Control (OTREC/PSU Visiting Scholar, with support from the PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs)
Oct 14 "Gasless and Cashless take a Toll": Sustainable and Non-Stop Mobility through User Fees Christopher Garlick, Atkins North America
Oct 21

Lessons from Utrecht: Connecting Bicycle and Rail Networks

[Presentation]

Ronald Tamse, City of Utrecht (Netherlands) (PSU/UO Visiting Scholar)
Oct 28 Student, Practitioner, and Faculty Context and Understanding of Sight Distance and Stopping Sight Distance Shane Brown, Washington State University (OTREC/OSU Visiting Scholar)
Nov 4 Coal, Trains and the Clean Air Act: Demand Analysis of the Ohio River Basin

Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon

Nov 11 Veterans Day - No Seminar  
Nov 18 Using Traditional Methodologies with Full-Scale Driving Simulation to Advance Roadway Safety David Noyce, University of Wisconsin (OTREC/PSU Visiting Scholar)
Nov 25 Thanksgiving - No Seminar    
Dec 2 Identifying Market Segments based on Observed Travel and Activity Patterns Roger Chen, Ph.D., Portland State University
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Spring 2011

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 1 Electric Vehicles: Are We in The Driver's Seat? George Beard, Portland State University
April 8 The Past, Present and Future of Personal Urban Transportation Gabe Klein, Former Director of Washington, DC Department of Transportation
April 8, 3-4pm Special Seminar: Lessons Learned from Capital Bikeshare [ITS Lab, Engineering 315] Gabe Klein, and Alison Cohen (Alta Bike Share
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April 15 Columbia River Crossing – Update on Bridge Type and Design [presentation] Nancy Boyd (CRC project director for Washington), Frank Green, P.E., CRC structural engineering manager
April 22 Integrating Transportation and Environmental Planning (related executive summary) Jimmy Kagan, Institute for Natural Resources
April 29 New Energy Vehicles (NEV) Demonstration in China Jianhong Ye, Portland State University
May 6 How Do People Choose a Travel Mode? Factors Associated with Routine Walking & Bicycling [presentation] *Robert Schneider, UC Berkeley
May 13 The Sustainable City Year: A new model for multidisciplinary and applied transportation education Nico Larco, University of Oregon
May 17, 3-4pm
(Special Seminar)
Driveway Design: Lessons from an NCHRP Project
[ITS Lab, Engineering 315]
Jim Gattis, Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas
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May 20 TOD in 3D: How Transit Oriented is the Portland Region? Christopher Yake, Senior TOD Project Manager, Metro
May 27 Demonstrating the Benefits of Green Streets for Active Aging Margaret Neal, Jennifer Dill, Arlie Adkins, Gretchen Luhr, Portland State University
June 3 Can Congestion Mitigation Reduce Emissions? Alex Bigazzi, Portland State University
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Winter 2011

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 7 Modeling Access Mode Choice for Westside Express Service Commuter Rail Åsa Bergman, Portland State University
Jan 14 Sam Baek and the Jajeongeo: Visiting the Bike City of Korea [presentation] Tara Goddard, City of Davis
Jan 21 Household Vehicle Choice from an Adoption Perspective Jenny Liu, Economics, Portland State University
Jan 28 Beyond the Bike Hook: Linking Bicycles and Transit Colin Maher, TriMet
Feb 4 How Sprawl is Lengthening our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures are Making Things Worse Joe Cortright, Impresa
Feb 11 2010 Shanghai World Expo Transportation Solution and Evaluation Chen Xiaohong, School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University
Feb 18 Getting Around on Foot Action Plan Stephanie Routh, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition
Feb 25 Portland's Cycle Track and Buffered Bike Lanes: Are they working? Chris Monsere, Nathan McNeil, Portland State University
Mar 4 Transforming Traffic Signals to Support Sustainability: Applications, Ideas, and Research Needs [presentation] Peter Koonce, Division Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation's Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division
Mar 11 Modeling Safety and Urban Form Kristie Gladhill, Transportation Modeler, Metro
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Fall 2010

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Oct 1 STARS: Creating Stellar - and Sustainable - Transportation Projects Peter Hurley, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Oct 8 Bikeability and the Twenty-Minute Neighborhood: Exploring How Infrastructure and Destinations Influence Bicycle Accessibility [presentation] Nathan McNeil, MURP graduate and Research Associate in the Center for Transportation Studies, Portland State University
Oct 15 Vision Zero: Towards Zero Deaths *Peter Jacobsen, P.E., Public Health Consultant
Oct 22 Applying Health Impact Assessment to Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning [presentation] Brendon Haggerty, MURP, Program Coordinator, Planning Active Walkable Neighborhoods, Clark County Public Health
Oct 29 Portal 2.0: A Next-Generation Archived Data User Service Kristin Tufte, Assistant Professor, Portland State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nov 5 Housing 101: Demystifying the Subsidized Housing System for Transportation Planners [presentation] Andree Tremoulet, Institute on Aging, Portland State University; Vince Chiotti, Regional Advisor, Oregon Housing and Community Services
Nov 12 Oregon Modeling Collaborative Launch Peter Appel, Director, RITA; Jennifer Dill; Kelly Clifton; Wim Weiwel, Jerri Bohard
Nov 19 Our Aging Transportation Infrastructure: A Concrete Perspective [presentation] Jason Ideker, Assistant Professor and Kearney Faculty Scholar, School of Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University
Nov 26 Thanksgiving - no seminar  
Dec 3 From Spokes to Sprockettes: A History of Women and the Bicycle Jennifer Dill, Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Summer 2010

Date Seminar Topic Speaker
Aug 25 Attracting the Next 10% of Cyclists with the Right Infrastructure Glen Koorey, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Spring 2010

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 2 Driver Behavior and the Dilemma Zone at High-Speed Signalized Intersections David Hurwitz, Assistant Professor, Transportation Engineering, Oregon State University
April 9 Modeling High Speed Rail Ridership and Revenue in California: An Overview *David Kurth, Cambridge Systematics
April 16 Promising Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategies for the Transportation Sector: Low Carbon Fuels, Leveraging Transit with Smart Growth, and Ports and Goods Movement Opportunities [presentation] Lewison Lem, Principal Consultant and Climate Change Practice Leader, Jack Faucett Associates
April 23 The Next Generation of Adaptive Signal Systems Smith Siromaskul, P.E., HDR
April 30 Overcoming Barriers to Bicycling in Low-Income and Minority Communities [presentation] Lynn Weigand, Director, IBPI; Alison Graves, Executive Director, Community Cycling Center
May 7 Tappan Zee Bridge - I 287 Corridor Project. A Bridge to the Next Century [presentation] *Michael Anderson, NYSDOT
May 14 The Alameda Corridor: Lessons Learned [presentation] *Gill Hicks, Cambridge Systematics
May 21 Emerging Implications of Electric Bicycles [presentation - smaller slides] Geoff Rose, Director, Institute of Transport Studies and Transport Theme Leader in the Monash Sustainability Institute
May 28 Developing a Bicyclist Route Choice Model Using GPS Data [presentation] Joe Broach, PhD Student, Urban Studies, Portland State University
June 4 Residential Choice Locations - A Search in the Mirror of the Past [presentation] Cynthia Chen, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Winter 2010

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 8 Regional Implications of the Federal Livability Initiative Rick Krochalis, Administrator, Region X, FTA
Jan 15 Linking Fuel Prices, Transportation, Land Use and Economic Activity: A Review of Empirical Findings [presentation] Hongwei Dong, PhD Student, School of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU
Jan 22 Health Benefits of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in our Transportation System [presentation] Mel Rader, Co-Director, Upstream Public Health
Jan 29 European Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning (Scan Tour Report) [presentation] Ed Fischer, P.E., State Traffic Engineer, Oregon DOT
Feb 5 PlanSafe - Transportation Safety Planning: Forecasting the Safety Impacts in Socio-Demographic Changes and Safety Countermeasures Ida van Schalkwyk, PhD, Faculty Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Feb 12 Transit Oriented Development 2.0 [presentation] *Rick Willson, PhD, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona
Feb 19 Innovative Solutions for OR 217 Randy McCourt, President, DKS Associates
Feb 26 Where do we go from here? Changing the state of the practice of pedestrian demand modeling Kelly Clifton, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, PSU
Mar 5 Adapting Our Transportation System to Climate Change Ashley Haire, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Civil Engineering, PSU
Mar 12 Comparing Active Transportation Approaches in China and Europe [presentation] *Shawn Turner, Program Manager, Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Fall 2009

Date Seminar Topic Speaker
Oct 2 Creating a City of Cyclists: What We Can Learn from Copenhagen Niels Jensen, City of Copenhagen Traffic and Road Department
Oct 9 Bio-Composites for West Coast Highways Lech Muszynski, Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University
Oct 16 Urban Form and Traffic Safety: Examining the Design and Developmental Factors that Influence Crash Incidence *Eric Dumbaugh, Texas A&M
Oct 23 Economic Value of Walkability [presentation] Joe Cortright, Vice President/Economist, Impresa, Inc.
Oct 30 The Multi-Tasking Driver: Are We Being Driven to Distraction? *David Strayer, University of Utah
Nov 6 My Year at AASHTO Joel McCarroll, ODOT
Nov 13 The Power and Value of 'Green' in Promoting Sustainable Travel Behaviors *Joan Walker, UC Berkeley
Nov 20 Adventures in DC: Getting Washington Perspectives on Transportation Research, Finance, and Policy Tony Rufolo, PSU
Nov 27 Thanksgiving - No seminar    
Dec 4 Initial Assessment of Portland's Green Bike Boxes [presentation] Jennifer Dill and Chris Monsere, PSU
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Summer 2009

Date Seminar Topic Speaker
June 15 Monday

Building the London Cycle Network - 900km of Fast, Safe, and Comfortable Bike Routes

[presentation - examples]

Location: ITS Lab (Engineering 315)

Steve Cardno, London Cycle Network Project Manager
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June 25
Thursday

Emerging types of private vehicles and their implications for road system management

Location: ITS Lab (Engineering 315)

*Geoff Rose, Director, Institute of Transport Studies, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne Australia
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July 10
1pm

Upsides of the Current Economic Downturn: Changes in Vehicle Fuel Economy, Amount of Driving, Vehicle Emissions, and Road Fatalities

Location: ITS Lab (Engineering 315)

*Michael Sivak, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute
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Spring 2009

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive

Special Seminar

April 2, Thursday

Mid-Session Update on Oregon's Transportation Legislation

Special time: 8am.

Olivia Clark (Trimet), Chris Hagerbaumer (Oregon Environmental Council), and Randy Tucker (Metro)
Apr 3 Transport, Land Use, and Value

 

*David Levinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group
Apr 10

Powering the Future of Transportation
[presentation]

*Scott Samuelsen, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center, UC Irvine
Apr 17 Measuring Travel and Physical Activity Using GPS and Accelerometry: Applications for Transportation and Health Jean Wolf, President, Co-Founder of GeoStats
Apr 24 Technology for assessment of Mileage, Weight and Congestion Taxation [presentation] Justin Soltani, Technology Officer, Zada Partners
May 1 Re-examining the influence of work and non-work accessibility on residential location choices with a micro-analytic framework [presentation] *Brian Lee, Doctoral Candidate, University of Washington Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design & Planning
May 8 Zoning Strategy Effect in ADA Paratransit Services: A Simulation Study in Los Angeles, CA *Luca Quadrifoglio, Assistant Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
May 15 Multi Modal Level of Service: State of the Practice Seleta J. Reynolds, AICP, Fehr & Peers/Mirai
May 22 How Public Transportation is Financed in Oregon [presentation] Michael Ward, Public Transit Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Transportation

Special Seminar

May 26

Aggressive Signal Priority with Compensation: Maximizing the Transit Benefit Without Disrupting Traffic

[Time: Noon. Location: ITS Lab (Room 315 in the Engineering Building)]

*Peter Furth, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
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Special Seminar

May 27

Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Priority Lanes: More Tools to Serve Traffic Intolerant Riders

[Time: Noon. Location: ITS Lab (Room 315 in the Engineering Building)]

*Peter Furth, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
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May 29 Parking in Suburban Downtowns: A Case Study of Kirkland, WA Ken Dueker, Professor Emeritus, PSU, Center for Urban Studies
June 5 Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities Jeff Mapes, senior political reporter for The Oregonian

Special Seminar

June 12

Imbalances in Lane Change Accommodation Time and Lasting Disturbances *Dr. Benjamin Coifman, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

 

Winter 2009

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 9 Global Warming Transportation Solutions Via Social Marketing [background] Alison Wiley, Transportation Options Program Manager, Oregon Dept. of Transportation
Jan 16 Willamette River Crossing (Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project) [presentation] Dave Unsworth, TriMet Sr. Manager of Transit Development, and Guenevere Millius, Principal at SRM Architecture and Marketing, Inc.
Jan 23 The Effects of Data Aggregation on Measuring Arterial Performance Michael Wolfe, M.S. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
Jan 30 Diverging Diamond Interchanges: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Smith Siromaskul, P.E., Mobility Coordinator, Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners
Feb 6 21st Century Smart Truck and Smart Back Office Technologies [presentation] Robert DeKoning, President and CEO, Routeware, Inc.
Feb 13 Private Sector Role in Reducing Auto Travel: Motives for Innovation? Tom Brennan, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
Feb 20 Asset Management for ADA Compliance Using Advanced Technologies [presentation] Franz Loewenherz, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Bellevue, WA
Feb 27 Seen and Heard at TRB, 2009 A Panel Debrief featuring Mike Hoglund (Metro), Gail Achterman (OSU), and Matt Berkow (Alta Planning + Design)
Mar 6 ITS at TriMet: Improving Service & Saving Money [presentation] David Crout, Analyst, TriMet
Mar 13 How Sharing and Openness Should Play a Critical Role in Our Transportation Future *Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, founder and current CEO of GoLoco and Meadow Networks
THURSDAY
Mar 19

Special Seminar: Modeling Transportation and Traffic in India

[Time: 10am. Location: ITS Lab (Room 315 in the Engineering Building)]

Dr. V. Thamizh Arasan, Professor & Head, Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
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Fall 2008

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Oct 3 Trimet Update: I-205 Meghan Oldfield, Trimet
Oct 10 Using Archived ITS Data to Measure the Operational Benefits of a System-Wide Adaptive Ramp Metering System (SWARM) Christopher Monsere, Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Oct 17 The Past, Present, and Future of Data for Traveler Information [presentation] Michael Berman, AICP, Senior Strategic Planner, ICx Transportation
Oct 24 Bicycling in Davis, CA: Rise and Maturation of Bicycle Engineering, Advocacy and Policy from 1960s - Present Ted Buehler
Oct 31 Oregon's Statewide Work Zone Traffic Analysis Program [Presentation] Smith Siromaskul, P.E., Mobility Coordinator, Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners
Nov 7 Evaluation of the first fixed photo speed enforcement camera demonstration program in the US [presentation] Ida van Schalkwyk, Research Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
Nov 14 Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil [presentation] *David L. Goodstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology
Nov 21 Portland is good, but Copenhagen and Amsterdam are awesome: Lessons Learned from the world's best large cycling cities [presentation] IBPI Board Members/founders Mia Birk, Principal of Alta Planning + Design, Jay Graves, owner of the Bike Gallery, and Rob Burchfield, City of Portland Traffic Engineer
Nov 28 No Seminar - Happy Thanksgiving  
Dec 5 Fringe Urbanism: Potential Transportation Patterns In Overlooked Suburban Density Nico Larco, University of Oregon, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

 

Spring 2008

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Apr 4 200th Seminar!
Travel Time Estimation for Traffic Management and Traveler Information [presentation slides]
Robert L. Bertini, Portland State University
Apr 11 Behavioral Responses to Oregon's Mileage Fee Experiment Anthony Rufolo, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
Apr 18 Traffic Choices Study: Findings from a Road Pricing Experiment Matthew Kitchen, Puget Sound Regional Council
Apr 25 Older Drivers in Oregon: Factors Associated with Continuing or Ceasing to Drive [presentation slides]

Margaret Neal, Director, Institute on Aging, Portland State University

May 2

Transit-Oriented Development: Findings from Recent Research [Dill presentation slides]

GB Arrington, Principal Practice Leader, PB PlaceMaking and Jennifer Dill, PSU
May 9 Long Before Airline Deregulation Alan R. Bender, Associate Professor of Aeronautics, Worldwide Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
May 16

Where Do People Bicycle? The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Bicycling Behavior
[presentation slides]

Jennifer Dill, Associate Professor, School of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU
May 30 Imagine 82nd Steve Szigethy and Jamison Kelleher, PSU MURP Workshop team
Jun 6 Public Health and Active Living

Dr. James Sallis, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University; Director, Active Living Research
Co-sponsored by the School of Community Health

Winter 2008

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 11 Bicycling in London: Innovations, Outreach, and Progress Steve Durrant, Alta Planning + Design
Jan 18 Psychological Insights on Transportation Mode Choice [presentation slides] Brent Zenobia, Adjunct Professor, Software Engineering, Portland State University
Jan 25 Portland Aerial Tram Update Art Pearce, Project Manager, City of Portland, Office of Transportation
Feb 1 An Analysis of the Efficiency of Urban Commercial Vehicle Tours Miguel Figliozzi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
Feb 8 Strategies for Operating Closely Spaced Traffic Signals Zong Tian, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Feb 15 Where the Rubber Leaves the Road: A Snapshot of Two Current Efforts to Manage Parking Issues in Regional Centers Marc Guichard, Metro
Feb 22 Transportation Careers: Working Together to Move Forward Brian Ray and Jamie Parks, Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
Feb 29 Sustainable Urban Logistics: SeuLo Erkki Timmerbacka, Senior Consultant, Establish United Logistics Group (Finland Oy)
Mar 7

Taming the Dragon: Reducing the Climate Impact of the Transportation System
[presentation slides; paper]

Lewison Lem, Principal Consultant, PB
Mar 14 Children's School Travel Yizhao Yang, Assistant Professor, Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon

Fall 2007

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Sep 28

Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling
to Improve Public Health: Lessons from Europe [presentation slides]

*John Pucher, Professor, Rutgers University
Oct 5 On-line Calibration for Dynamic Traffic Assignment [presentation slides] Constantinos Antoniou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Oct 12 Freight Railroad Capacity Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest: An Analysis of Class I Cooperation in the Columbia River Corridor [presentation slides] Zachary Horowitz, David Evans & Associates
Oct 19 BridgeStories Sharon Wood Wortman, author of The Portland Bridge Book, www.bridgestories.com
Oct 26 Transportation Infrastructure Investment: Past, Present and Future Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Nov 2

Portland's Green Dividend [presentation slides]

Joe Cortright, Vice President/Economist, Impresa, Inc.
Nov 9

Urban Roadside Safety -- Is There Anything We Can Do To Improve Safety Performance?
[presentation slides]

Karen Dixon, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University
Nov 16 Transit's Dirty Little Secret:  Analyzing Patterns of Transit Use [presentation slides] *Brian Taylor, Professor, Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
Nov 30 The Wheels of Fortune: Weather Prophet Pague, Governor Geer, & Portland's Original Network of Cycle Paths [presentation slides]

Eric Lundgren, Fortunaerota

* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Spring 2007

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Apr 6 Development of the Bellevue Real Time Arterial Traffic Flow Map Fred Liang, P.E., City of Bellevue, Washington
Apr 13 Making Transportation Concurrency More Multimodal: Lessons from Washington and Florida. Ruth Steiner, Associate Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Florida
Apr 20 Portland SmartTrips:  Results from the Northeast Hub project [presentation slides]
Dan Bower, City of Portland Department of Transportation, Transportation Options Policy Group
Apr 27 Combining Climate, Crash, and Highway Data for Improved Ranking of Speed and Winter-Weather Related Crash Locations in Oregon Christopher Monsere, Assistant Professor, Portland State University
May 4 Bicycling in Davis , CA : A Critical Look at Policy and Behavior in the First Platinum Bicycle City in the U.S. *Susan Handy, Professor, UC Davis
May 11 Socio-economic Impacts of a Vehicle-Mile Tax B. Starr McMullen, Professor of Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University
May 18 Using a GPS Panel to Evaluate Travel Behavior Changes *Peter Stopher, Professor of Transport Planning, Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
May 25 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossings
Carsharing Payment Integration
Rory Renfro, PSU MURP candidate
Max Coffman, PSU MURP candidate
Jun 1

Travel Time Reliability
Pedestrian Crossing Behavior

Kate Lyman, PSU MURP candidate
Delia Chi, PSU MURP candidate
Jun 8 Spatial Analysis of Bicycling Behavior
Parking at Transit-oriented Multi-family Housing
Kim Voros, PSU MURP candidate
Joe Recker, PSU MURP candidate
Jun 15 SPECIAL SEMINAR: News from the ITS America Annual Meeting, hosted by ITS Oregon Jon Makler, Dean Deeter, Galen McGill
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Winter 2007

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 12 Supply Chain Environmental Performance: Analysis and Optimization Kumar Venkat, Surya Technologies, Inc.
Jan 19 How Portland is Taking America Back to the Future: the National Streetcar Movement and the Changing Urban Landscape Charlie Hales, HDR, Inc.
Jan 26 Factors Affecting Bicycling Demand: Initial Survey Findings from Portland Region Jennifer Dill and Kim Voros, Portland State University
Feb 2 The High Cost of Free Parking *Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
Feb 9 Air Quality: Toxics and Transportation
[presentation slides]
Gregg Lande
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Feb 16 The Portland Mall Revitalization: Designing a Great Street Bob Hastings, TriMet Project Architect, and Brian McCarter, ZGF Portland Mall Project Architect
Feb 23 State and Federal Freight Issues Julie F. Rodwell, Freight Mobility Section Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation
Mar 2 Microsimulating Land Development with the Land Use Scenario DevelopeR (LUSDR) Brian Gregor, Oregon Department of Transportation
Mar 9 Where Transportation is Going: Transportation in the CLIOS System Era [presentation slides] *Joseph M. Sussman, JR East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mar 16 PORTAL: Lessons from Developing an Archived Data User Service in Portland, Oregon Robert L. Bertini, Portland State University and the PORTAL Team
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Fall 2006

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Sep 29 A Generic Approach to Real-time Freeway Network Traffic Surveillance Yibing Wang, Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Oct 6 The Future of Advanced Travel Demand Modeling: Positive Theory, Behavioral Model, and Process Data Lei Zhang, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Oct 13 The Future is NOW: Biofuels for Air Quality, Energy Security and Economic Development Tomas Endicott, SeQuential Biofuels
Oct 20 Flexcar 101 Brodie Hylton, Flexcar
Oct 27 The End of Commuting [presentation slides] *Alan E. Pisarski
Nov 3 Understanding the Impact of Variability in Border Crossing Times on Regional Supply Chains Anne Goodchild, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Nov 10 No Seminar - Veterans Day    
Nov 17 Quantifying Walkability - Toward an Objective and Reliable Measure of the Pedestrian Environment Jamie Parks, Kittleson Associates, Inc.
Dec 1 Tight Diamond Interchange Versus Single Point Urban Interchange: Lessons Learned Jonathan Abuyan, Washington State Department of Transportation
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Spring 2006

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Apr 7 Motorcycle Safety: An Oxymoron with an Attitude Steve Garets, Director, Team Oregon
Apr 14 Optimal Mass Transit Subsidies *Kenneth A. Small, Professor of Economics, U.C. Irvine [abstract]
Apr 21 Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use *Jonathan Levine, Chair and Associate Professor of Urban + Regional Planning, University of Michigan [abstract]
Apr 28 ODOT Traffic Impact Analysis Study [abstract] Jay McRae and Darren Muldoon, CH2M Hill
May 5 Neighborhood Traffic Calming: From Investigation to Implementation Kevin Chang, King County Department of Transportation
May 12 Designing Oregon's Road User Fee Pilot Test Jill Pearson, Road User Fee Pilot Project Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation and David Kim, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
May 19 Columbia River Crossing Environmental Impact Statement [abstract] [presentation slides] Doug Ficco, CRC Project Co-Director, Washington State Department of Transportation and Jay Lyman, Consultant Team PM, David Evans and Associates, Inc.
May 26 Exploring Factors Influencing Perceived Walking Distance to Light Rail Transit Stations -AND- Employer Incentives and Mode Choice Sumi Malik and Erin Wilson, MURP Candidates, Portland State University
Jun 2 Developing a Sustainability Program for ODOT Damon Fordham, Oregon Department of Transportation
Jun 9 Planning for Transportation Operations in the Portland Region Jonathan Makler, City of Portland and Metro
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Winter 2006

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 13 Variable Speed Limits -AND- Travel Time Evaluation Steven Boice, M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering and Aaron Breakstone, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
Jan 20 Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There Scott Bricker, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Jan 27 Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails: Planning to Implementation Michael Rose and George Hudson, Alta Planning + Design
Feb 3 Oil and the Internal Combustion Engine: End of an Era? [abstract] *Dan Sperling, University of California at Davis
Feb 10 Walk this Way: New Tools for Measuring Walkability and Some Findings on Middle School Transportation Behavior Marc Schlossberg, Department of Planning, Public Policy, & Management, University of Oregon
Feb 17 Observations of Dynamic Traffic Flow Phenomena on a German Autobahn [abstract] Roger Lindgren, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Oregon Institute of Technology
Feb 24 Taming Stormwater with Green Streets [abstract] Sam Adams, Commissioner, City of Portland
Mar 3 The Port of Portland and the World of International Trade and Shipping: Port Business Development in the Age of Globalization Barry Horowitz, Port of Portland
Mar 10 Reducing Car Trips Through Individualized Marketing - Results from the Eastside Hub Target Area Program Linda Ginenthal, Portland Office of Transportation
Mar 17 Formation and Spatial Evolution of
Traffic Oscillations [abstract]
Soyoung Ahn, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Fall 2005

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
MONDAY
Sep 19
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Surveillance of Traffic Flow on Urban and Intercity Expressways in Japan
Haruo Ozaki, Toyo University, Japan
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TUESDAY
Sep 27
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Modeling Urban Commercial Vehicle Movements Using Tour-based Microsimulation [abstract] J. Douglas Hunt, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary
Sep 30 The GO Project: Helping People Access Their
Community Through Assistive Technology
Stephen Fickas, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon
Oct 7 Handbook for Livable Streets: Setting Trends by Applying the ‘Road Diet' Jennifer Rosales, PB PlaceMaking
Oct 14 A Social Justice Perspective on Transportation Policies: Comparing Distributions of Welfare Joel Franklin, Ph.D. Candidate, Urban Design & Planning, University of Washington
Oct 21 Making Transit Sustainable Fred Hansen, General Manager, TriMet
Oct 28 Oregon Transportation Plan Update Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder
Nov 4 Future of the I-5/I-405 Freeway Loop Dean Emeritus Nohad A. Toulan, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
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Nov 18 Seattle Value Pricing Demonstration Project *Matthew Kitchen, Puget Sound Regional Council
Dec 2 Willamette River Ferry Options Peter Wilcox, President, Rivers West and Renewal Associates
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Spring 2005

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 1 Extending the Value of Automatic Data Collection Systems in Transit *Nigel Wilson, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 8 Connect Oregon Pat Egan, Port of Portland
April 15 A Quiet Revolution in Transportation Finance *Martin Wachs, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley
April 22 Evaluating Travel Survey Data Collection Methods in Oregon
Johanna Zmud, NuStats
April 29 Data R Us: Personal Travel Data Sources for Planning Elaine Murakami and Ed Christopher, Federal Highway Administration
May 6 Achieving Regional Land Use Objectives Through Transportation Programming Tom Kloster, Metro
May 13 Regional Freight Data Collection Project Scott Drumm, Port of Portland
May 20 PORTAL: Experience Developing Portland's Transportation Data Archive -AND- Public Elementary/Middle School Siting Issues in Suburban Ddevelopments Steve Hansen and Tom Moes, MURP Candidates, Portland State University
May 27 Understanding the Link Between Bicycles and Light Rail -AND- Does Grocery Store Size Matter? The Effect of Grocery Store Size on Shoppers' Travel Behavior Matthew Lasky and Jay Renkins, MURP Candidates, Portland State University
June 3 If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem: The Planner's Role in Meeting the Transportation Needs of An Aging Society.
*Sandra Rosenbloom, University of Arizona
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program

Winter 2005

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 7 Impacts and Issues Related to Proposed Changes in Oregon's Interstate Speed Limits Chris Monsere, Portland State University
Jan 14 Automated Passenger Counts on Light Rail: Validation, Sampling, and Reporting at TriMet Thomas Kimpel, Center for Urban Studies, Portland State University
Jan 21 Roadway Design, Driver Expectation and Pedestrian Crashes Michael Ronkin, Oregon Department of Transportation and Rodger Gutierrez, Civil Engineering student, Portland State University
Jan 28 Transportation Planning Rule Bob Cortright, Transportation and Growth Management Coordinator, Land Conservation and Development Commission
Feb 4 Thinking Big: New Finance and Contracting Options for Transportation Infrastructure
John Carter, Imeson & Carter
Feb 11 Creating Active Communities: How Transportation Systems Impact Physical Activity
Noelle Dobson, Program Manager, Active Living By Design, American Heart Association
Feb 18 World Cities in 2104: Transportation Aspects Gary Spanovich, Wholistic Peace Institute
Feb 25 National Center for Accessible Transportation
Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Oregon State University
Mar 4 Updating Oregon's Transportation Plan Gail Curtis, Oregon Department of Transportation
Mar 11 Integrated Transport/Land Use Modeling John Gliebe, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Fall 2004

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Oct 1 Fiber Optic Installation on Freeway Rights-of-Way for ITS Deployment Susan Baker, Aedilis Corporation
Oct 8 Application of Microsimulation Tools
to Large Freeway-Arterial Corridors
Yonnel Gardes, Senior Transportation Engineer, The Transpo Group
Oct 15 Historic Columbia River Highway Robert Hadlow, Historian, Oregon Department of Transportation
Oct 22 Urban Design Concepts for the Transit Mall  Arun Jain, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Bob Hastings, TriMet
Oct 29 Examination of the Impact of Speed Upon Highway Safety: An Oregon Perspective Casey Nolan, Master of Urban Regional Planning, Portland State University
Nov 5 The FHWA View of Transportation in Oregon Dave Cox, Administrator, Oregon Division, Federal Highway Administration
Nov 12 Oregon's Highway Cost Allocation Study Carl Batten, Economist, ECONorthwest
Nov 19 Congestion and its Extent Robert Bertini, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University
Dec 3 Context Sensitive, Multi-disciplinary Design of Historic Roads in Western National Parks
Craig Dewey, FHWA Western Federal Lands Highway Division

Spring 2004

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 2 FHWA Value Pricing Experience Susan Lee, PSU Urban Studies Ph.D. Candidate and FHWA Value Pricing Team
April 9 How to Create a Multimodal Transportation System in the 21st Century Dick Feeney, TriMet
April 16 Transportation and Streetscape Planning: The Foster Road Planning Process Lynn Weigand, Project Manager,
Portland Office of Transportation
April 23 From Planning to Politics: Shaping Regional Transportation Decisions Metro Councilor Brian Newman, District 2
April 30 Transit Buses as Arterial Traffic Probes: Empirical Evaluation Using Geo-Location Data Sutti Tantiyanugulchai, DKS Associates and Portland State University
May 7 Policy Responses to Increasing Gas Prices Lewison Lem, California State Automobile Association
May 14 Land Use Implications of Freight Movement David Ausherman, Senior Associate
Fregonese Calthorpe & Associates
May 21 I-84 Sullivan's Gulch Trail Michael Hoffmann, Darren Muldoon, Joseph Schaefer and Morgan Will, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
May 28 Evaluation of Comet Incident Response Program Michael Rose, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
June 4 Public Transportation For Small Cities Carolyn Bonner, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University

Winter 2004

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Jan 16 The Transportation Planning Rule in the Portland Region: "Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?" Sy Adler and Jennifer Dill, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
Jan 23 Light Rail and the American City: the State-of-the-Practice for TOD GB Arrington, Senior Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Jan 30 Access Management, A Transportation Safety Tool
Xavier Falconi, Falconi Consulting Services
Feb 6 Safe Routes to School Bruce S. Appleyard, Appleyard Associates
Feb 13 Systems Operations: Focusing the 21st Century DOT Stephen C. Lockwood, Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Feb 20 Our Coming Dualmode Transportation Revolution
Francis D. Reynolds, P.E., Transportation Engineer and Futurist
Feb 27 Leaving a Legacy through Context Sensitive Solutions Marcy Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Director of Transportation Technology, CH2M Hill
Mar 5 Terminal Access: Increasing Bike and Pedestrian Access to PDX
Scott King, Senior Aviation Planner, Port of Portland
Mar 12 The Economics of Congestion Brian Gregor, Oregon Department of Transportation

Fall 2003

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Oct 3 Portland Transportation Update Brant Williams, Director, City of Portland Office of Transportation
Oct 10 Modeling Freight & Passenger Rail Capacity in the Interstate 5 Trade Corridor Mark Ford and Bill Burgel, HDR
Oct 17 Portland Regional Trails Program Mel Huie, Metro Regional Trails Coordinator
Oct 24 Bicycle Friendly Portland 101 Phil Goff, City of Portland
Oct 31 Monitoring Freeway Systems in
Real Time Using Existing Single-Loop Detectors
Yinhai Wang, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Nov 7

Looking to TriMet's Future: Corridor Planning and Capacity Analyses

Alan Lehto, Transit Corridor Planning Manager, and Mark Rohden, Transit Corridor Planner, TriMet
Nov 14 New Highway Capacity Manual Applications Guidebook (HCMAG) Wayne Kittelson, Principal, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Nov 21 Fairview Village - Planning and Implementing a New Urbanist Community Beth Wemple, Kittelson & Associates
Dec 5 Fairview Village - Planning
(continued) AND Travel Behavior and Attitudes: New Urbanist vs. Traditional Suburban Neighborhoods
Randy Jones, Holt and Everhart, and Prof. Jennifer Dill, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Spring 2003

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Apr 4 Applying Economic Considerations to Transportation Planning and Investments
David Bragdon, Metro Council President
Apr 11 Leveraging Technology to Reshape Transportation Planning Michael J. Shiffer, Vice President, Planning & Development, Chicago Transit Authority and Associate Professor, Urban Planning & Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Apr 18

Developing a Vision for a 10-year National Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Plan

C. Michael Walton, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas
Apr 25 Modeling Oregon's Bridge Investment Options

Tara Weidner, Senior Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
May 2 Rails-with-trails: issues related to safety, design, planning, and implementation of trails next to active railway lines
Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning + Design
May 9 PLACE3S: A GIS Application For Community and Regional Planning Sam Seskin, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
May 16

TravelSmart in Multnomah Village -- Early Results.

Courtney Kulyk, SocialData and Lavinia Gordon, City of Portland Office of Transportation, Transportation Options
May 23 From Welfare to Work: The Portland Regional Job Access Program Dan Marchand, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
May 30 Portland's Transportation System Plan: Major Themes and Outcomes Courtney Duke and Jeanne Harrison, City of Portland, Office of Transportation
Jun 6 Car Ownership and Employment Kerri Sullivan, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University

Winter 2003

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive

Jan 10

Bus Rapid Transit: The New Mode of the Month G. Scott Rutherford, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Jan 17

Point-Counterpoint Discussion on Rail Transit Rick Gustafson, Shiels Obletz Johnsen and Professor Gerry Mildner, Portland State University School of Urban Studies and Planning

Jan 24

Creating, Sharing and Updating Regional, State and National Transportation Framework (Centerline) Data Geometry Paul Bender, Ph.D. Candidate, Portland State University School of Urban Studies and Planning

Jan 31

From Holland With Love - Will Dutch Bicycle and Pedestrian Treatments Work in Oregon? Michael Ronkin, Oregon Department of Transportation and Todd Boulanger, City of Vancouver

Feb 7

Habitat Fragmentation and Wildlife Connectivity: Transportation's Impacts and Solutions

Mary Gray, Federal Highway Administration, Olympia, Washington

Feb 14

Recent Research on the Transformation of Oregon's Gasoline Tax Into a Road User Fee System Tony Rufolo, Urban Studies & Planning and Robert Bertini, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Feb 21

Streets For Everyone: Making the Public Right-of-Way Accessible Ellen Vanderslice, America Walks
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Feb 28

Bicycle Commuting in Portland: Evidence from 1990, 1996 and 2000 Mauricio LeClerc, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University

Mar 7

Anatomy of a Bike Network: How Did Portland Get From 65 Miles of Bikeways in 1993 to 250 Miles Today? Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning + Design
Mar 14

Research Program and Repair Plan for Oregon's Deteriorating Reinforced Concrete Deck-Girder Bridges

Christopher Higgins, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

Fall 2002

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
Oct 4 Connecting Marquam Hill to North Macadam--Development of the OSHU Tram
Matt Brown, Project Manager, Portland Office of Transportation


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Oct 11 Youth Mobility Concepts--Planning Safe Routes for Kids Scott Bricker, Youth Programs and Education Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Oct 18 Accounting for Freight in the Portland Region's Road & Highway Analyses: A Regional Commodity Flow Forecast and Truck Travel Forecasting Model Dick Walker, Travel Forecasting Manager, Metro
Scott Drumm, Senior Research Associate, Port of Portland
Oct 25 The Portland Streetcar: A First Year Progress Report Kay Dannen, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
Nov 1 A GIS & Statistical Evaluation of Bicycle Level-of-Service in Northwest Portland David Hampsten, MURP Candidate, Portland State University
Nov 8 Transportation Finance at Metro Mike Hoglund, Metro
Nov 15 Strategic Planning for Initial Attack of Forest Fires: Estimating Travel Times to Forest Fires Using Resistance Surface [Abstract]
Andrew Wilson, U.S. Forestry Service, Riverside Fire Lab/Portland Forestry Sciences Lab
Nov 22 Using ITS to Improve Travel in the I-5 South/Barbur Corridor Bill Kloos, Traffic Signals/Street Lighting/ITS Division Manager, City of Portland Office of Transportation
Dec 6 Planning for Commuter Rail in Washington County Joe Walsh, TriMet

Spring 2002

Date

Seminar Topic

Speaker

Apr 5

Alternative Transportation Finance

Rep. Bruce Starr, Oregon House of Representatives

Apr 12

European Tour on Transportation and Land Use

Lynn Peterson, Tri-Met

Apr 19

Portland/Oregon: Need For New Transit Direction

Bob Behnke, Transportation Consultant

Apr 26

Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance

Chris Hagerbaumer, Program Director, Oregon Environmental Council

May 3

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Bill Kloos, City of Portland

May 10

Supply Chain Management: State of the Art

Lee Buddress, Professor, Supply and Logistics Management, School of Business Administration, Portland State University

May 17

Re-visiting the Field of Dreams: Assessing Portland's Transit Oriented Developments

John Charles, Environmental Policy Director, Cascade Policy Institute

May 24

Transportation Demand Management at OHSU

Louis A. Ornelas, P.E., Transportation Planner for OHSU

May 31

Measuring Street Connectivity

Shimon Israel, MURP Candidate, School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University

Jun 7

Interstate 5 Trade Corridor Report

Metro Councilor Rod Monroe

Winter 2002

Date

Seminar Topic

Speaker

Jan 18

Car Sharing in Portland

Dave Brook, General Manager, Flexcar Portland

Jan 25

Transportation Demand Management

Tony Mendoza, Tri-Met

Feb 1

Transportation Research Board 2002 Annual Meeting Discussion

Members of the Transportation Research Group will discuss the TRB Annual Meeting: most compelling issues, best presentations, exciting committee meetings, etc.

Feb 8

Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs at ODOT

Michael Ronkin, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation

Feb 15

Driving the agenda: Assessment of health and environment in Detroit

Stephanie Farquhar, Assistant Professor, School of Community Health, Portland State University

Feb 22

Downtown Parking Studies and Phenomena: A Corvallis Case Study

Beth Wemple, Kittleson and Associates

Mar 1

Oregon's Vehicle Inspection Program

Ted Kotsakis, Program Manager, Vehicle Inspection Program, Oregon DEQ

Mar 8

Modeling at METRO

Keith Lawton, METRO

Mar 15

Past, Present and Future Research Using Tri-Met Bus Dispatch Data

Jim Strathman, Professor, and Thomas Kimpel, Research Associate, Center for Urban Studies, Portland State University

Mar 19

SPECIAL SEMINAR AT 3 PM (Note special time): Some issues in valuing travel time for freight movements: some recent Australian experience

Marcus Wigan, Professor of Transport Systems, Transport Research Institute, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fall 2001

Date

Seminar Topic

Speaker

Oct 5

GIS Applications in Transportation

Earl Bossard, San Jose State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Oct 12

An Intelligent Transportation/Decision Support System for Alexandria, Egypt

Ahmed El Geneidy, Ph.D. Student, Portland State University, School of Urban Studies and Planning

Oct 19

Land Use and Women's Travel - Exploring Relationships

Jennifer Dill, Assistant Professor, Portland State University, School of Urban Studies and Planning

Oct 26

Adaptive Traffic Signal Control in Vancouver, Washington

Ali Eghtedari, City of Vancouver

Nov 2

Pedestrian Trauma Research

Mary D. Gunnels, OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine

Nov 9

Transit Priority

Peter Koonce, Kittelson & Associates

Nov 16

A Statewide Freight Demand Forecasting Model: An Iowa Case Study

Chris Monsere, ODOT

Nov 30

Transit Mobility, Jobs Access, And Low-Income Labor Participation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Tom Sanchez, Portland State University, School of Urban Studies and Planning

Fall 2000

Date

Seminar Topic

Speaker

Oct 5

Benefits of Archived ITS Data: Measuring Capacity at a Freeway Bottleneck Robert Bertini, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, PSU

Oct 12

The Decline of Mass Transit Martha Bianco, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU

Oct 19

Transportation Planning in the Context of Growth Management: A Case Study of Portland Kenneth Dueker, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU

Oct 26

Use of Bus Dispatch System Data for Operations Planning Steve Callas, TriMet

Nov 2

A Solid Waste Flow Simulation Model: Theory and Applications Doug Anderson, Metro

Nov 9

Integrated Land Use-Transportation Model for Planning in the Willamette Valley Brian Gregor, ODOT

Nov 16

Discussion of content for revising the course on Urban Transportation Planning Ken Dueker, PSU; Mike Hoglund, Metro; Lynn Peterson, TriMet; Joel Freedman, PB