Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (September 19 - 20, 2019 at Portland State University) This annual event in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to equitable practice and policy through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, student posters, skill-building workshops, and a keynote from urban data scientist Ben Wellington.

--Summit Day Pass (Sept 19): $250
------Nonprofit / Student Rate: $75
------Elected Official Rate: $95
--Workshop Half-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $95
--Workshop Full-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $190
Current members of our Community Partners get a $20 discount to the Summit Day. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu for a discount code. All sessions will be submitted for pre-approval to AICP, and are eligible for self-reporting to PDH for continuing education credits.

Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University, and supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).
Thursday, September 19 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Student Poster Design Competition

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We will be hosting our annual Student Poster Design Competition which will highlight the innovative thinking coming out of transportation students. Student Poster Presenters from NITC-funded* universities are eligible for a chance to win a cash prize (and, the glory). Poster submissions are now closed.

Thank you to the Student Poster sponsors Ride Report and Jacobs Engineering for supporting this program. Interested in sponsoring the Student Poster Design Competition? Contact Cait McCusker at cmccusker@pdx.edu.

  • Gabby Abou-Zeid, Graduate Student, Civil Engineering, Portland State University
    Walkability in Tucson, AZ
  • Jobaidul Alam Boni, Graduate Research Assistant and Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Evaluating Startup Loss Time of Signalized Intersection Due to Technology Induced Driving Behavior
  • Matt Dixon, Graduate Research Assistant / Candidate, Master of Real Estate Development, University of Arizona
    Good, Bad, and Ugly: Transit Station Accessibility and Commercial Real Estate Rents
  • Robert Hibberd, Graduate Research Assistant, Doctoral Student, University of Arizona
    Functional Form in Hedonic Regression: Determining the End of Significance of Transit Proximity Effects on Property Value Uplift
  • Shirin Kamali Rad, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Role of Transportation and Land Use to Health Outcomes in US Metropolitan Areas:  Associations between Transportation, Air Quality and Health
  • Abolfazl Karimpour, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona
    Speed Enforcement Strategy for Mixed Traffic Conditions: Analysis of Behavioral Effects and Drivers' Compliance
  • Katherine Keeling, Civil Engineering, Portland State University
    Evaluation of Bus-Bicycle and Bus/Right-Turn Traffic Delays and Conflicts
  • Sheida Khademi, Graduate Research Assistant/ Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Optimizing housing and service locations for former offenders to improve community health and safety
  • Xiaobo Ma, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona
    Online prediction of highway traffic flow based on  an improved fixed grid wavelet network
  • Karen Mason, Master of Community and Regional Planning Candidate, University of Oregon
    E-Scooters in Eugene, Oregon: Recommendations for Regulations
  • December Maxwell, Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Healthcare Access and Social Engagement among Older Minority Adults: Experiences of Navigating Transportation Barriers 
  • Michael McQueen, Master's Student, Transportation Engineering, Portland State University
    The E-Bike Potential: Addressing Our Climate Crisis by Incentivizing Active Transportation
  • Vivian Miller, Doctoral Candidate/Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington
    Family Member’s Transportation and Depression Symptoms of Residents in Nursing Homes: The Mediating Effect of Social Support
  • Farah Naz, Ph.D. Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    A comparative analysis of paratransit and on-demand ridesharing: riders and their travel pattern 
  • Sabina Roan, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Candidate, Portland State University
    Ready Streets: Human Powered Mobility in the Post-earthquake Recovery Period
  • Catherine Rohan, Master of Community and Regional Planning Candidate, University of Oregon
    Planning for New Mobility in Gresham, Oregon
  • Sarah Robinson, Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Solving Transportation Inequities Through Car-Share and Ride-Share Programs: Provider Perspectives
  • Kelly Rodgers, PhD Student, Portland State University
    Paradigm conflicts implementing Vision Zero in the 2018 Portland Regional Transportation Plan 
  • Afshin Shamsshooli, Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Arlington
    Adaptive-optical-comb-enabled integrated multi-species gas analysis platform
  • Kate Wihtol, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Graduate, Portland State University
    Living Streets: A pathway toward inclusive, equitable, and accessible pedestrian streets
  • Huajie Yang, Graduate Research Assistant, Portland State University
    Effects of light rail transit on transit ridership and traffic congestion at the regional level

We took a year off from the competition in 2018, but here are the winning designs from 2017:

  1. Sirwan Shahooei, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Operation Design and Demand Estimation of a Public Transit System for City of Arlington
  2. Abolfazl Karimpour, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona
    Short-Term Truck Travel Time Prediction Using a Robust Hybrid Model
  3. Sheida Khademi, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington
    Public Health Performance Measures and Their Role in the Regional Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process

*The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) is a U.S. DOT funded program and a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah, University of Arizona, and University of Texas at Arlington.

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Thursday September 19, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201