Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

(2006, Portland State University, Portland OR, 28 staff; PSU is the lead campus of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) — one of seven University Transportation Centers (UTC’s) funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


  • Holds an annual Transportation Summit with seminars on topics such as Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies

Research areas:

  • Bicycles and pedestrians
  • Integration of transportation and land use
  • Electric vehicles
  • Health and environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Safety
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Planning and economics
  • Transit


  • Hundreds of very specific pieces of research are published by the PSU and other members of the University Transportation Centers community.


  • Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Director


  • Not stated
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