Portland State University - Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

About Portland State University - Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is housed at Portland State University (PSU), and we manage a multitude of programs, grants, and projects - including:

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) is one of five University Transportation Centers (UTC's) funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (learn more about the grant here). We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer in conjunction with our partner universities: University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington.

The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), which shares active transportation insight with professionals and educators through training opportunities, conferences and outreach.

Transportation-focused education and development opportunities at PSU, such as the weekly Friday Transportation Seminars. As the campus-wide transportation center, TREC helps build the reputation of PSU for transportation that serves livable communities.


Research Fellow

May 2019 - August 2019 Portland, OR
“It was a great opportunity to learn about progressive planning and transportation equity. ”
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