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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.

⇨ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ⇦ 
--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).

THE VENUE: SMITH MEMORIAL STUDENT UNION
The event is hosted on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University (PSU) campus at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 [map].

TRAVEL TO PSU CAMPUS
We recommend using Portland's public transit system, TriMet, as the quickest and pain-free option. Portland’s light rail runs from the PDX Airport to downtown Portland. MAX trains depart from the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays. Weekend trains run less frequently; every 20-25 minutes. Trains depart the airport from 5am to 11:45pm. Passes can be purchased at the vending machines inside the airport, or through the TriMet Tickets App.

----->To Downtown: Take the RED line MAX light rail train (toward Portland City Center & Beaverton TC).
----->To PSU:  Once downtown, get off at the Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station. Transfer to the GREEN line MAX at Pioneer Courthouse Square/SW 5th Ave (toward City Center/PSU). Get off at PSU/5th & Mill St.


PARKING AT THE PSU CAMPUS
Learn more about hourly and visitor parking around the PSU campus here.

GETTING AROUND THE (PSU) CAMPUS
A map of the PSU campus is available at: www.pdx.edu/campus-map

GETTING AROUND TOWN

TriMet HOP Pass—TriMet's Hop Fastpass™ is an easy way to pay your fare on TriMet's  MAX light rail, buses, and the Portland Streetcar. You can download the app or use a mobile wallet on your smartphone (Apple Pay is now an option, too), or buy a hop card at hundreds of different retailers in the Portland area.

  • MAX Light Rail – MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday, and evening. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day. https://trimet.org/max/index.htm
  • Portland Street Car – The streetcar runs approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every 20 minutes on Sunday. Arrival times are posted on real-time electronic signs at most streetcar stops. $2.00 per single trip. https://portlandstreetcar.org
  • TriMet Bus – The TriMet bus, system which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers, and full wheelchair accessibility. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day. http://trimet.org/bus/index.htm
Biketown – Portland’s bike-share system. For a small fee ($5 one-time-sign-up fee, then 8 cents a minute), riders can check out bikes at one of the 20 kiosks or via the Biketown website or free smartphone app. When you’re done riding, you can park the bike at any bike rack in the service area or return it to one of the system’s 100 stations and receive a credit.
https://www.biketownpdx.com/

Rideshare – Uber and Lyft. Sign up in the smartphone app for use.
https://www.uber.com
https://lyft.com

eScooter Share 
See available eScooter programs on the Portland Bureau of Transportation site: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/77294

ACCOMMODATION
These are the hotels located closest to the venue.
In addition, the following hotels are also located within walking distance (roughly 1/2 mile):