This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Bicycle commuting, Traffic safety, Pedestrian facilities design, Transportation -- Planning -- Curriculum
This project summary report describes the execution of OTREC Project #298 (Development, Deployment and Assessment of a New Educational Paradigm for Transportation Professionals and University Students). The project is one facet of a multiyear collaboration of the Region X Transportation Consortium that was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The regional collaboration aims to shift the traditional paradigm of engineering course delivery to foster a more hands-on approach. The University of Idaho, for example, has created activity-based modules for a traffic signals course, while the University of Washington developed similar modules for a freight systems course. The focus of the work undertaken at Portland State University (PSU) is aimed at introducing transportation engineering graduate students to methods for evaluating and analyzing transportation data.
Haire, Ashley. Bicycle and Pedestrian Engineering Design Curriculum Expansion. OTREC-ED-11-03. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2012. https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.75