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Friday Transportation Seminar: At the Intersection of…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-02-26 11:30:00 2021-02-26 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: At the Intersection of Transportation, Health, Race and Justice: Multnomah County REACH We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC This seminar will discuss how transportation agencies are in a unique position to reduce health disparities in the African American, African Immigrant & Refugee communities through sustainable policy, systems, and environmental changes. These three speakers from the Multnomah County Health Department will present the findings of their recent Crash and Safety report. They will discuss their data and methodology to connect the dots between chronic disease disparities, leading causes of death in communities, and transportation inequities as determinants to health. They will also present policy recommendations and a call to action. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Learn baseline data on transportation safety for the Black/African American and African Immigrant/Refugee populations PSE action steps for transportation agencies to consider for consider for sustainable change Learn about opportunities to engage in ongoing and future regional transportation efforts SPEAKERS Tameka Brazile, Principal Investigator, Multnomah County REACH Program Tameka has a combination of lived, learned and professional experiences as it relates to the health promotion and well-being of the community.  She holds a Master of Business Administration, with a specialization in Healthcare Administration.  Her work in health care includes 10 years in the private sector with Legacy Health System and 15 years and counting in the public sector with the Multnomah County Health Department.  During her time with MCHD, she's worked in several programs across the life span from the cradle to the cane.  Being born and raised in Portland, Tameka has a love and passion of caring for the community she grew up in and continuously seeks ways to redress our most pressing issues that lead to health equity and social justice. Brendon Haggerty, Program Coordinator, Multnomah County Climate and Health Program Brendon Haggerty has worked in public health for ten years focusing on the ways that the built environment and climate change influence health outcomes and disparities. He currently leads the Healthy Homes and Communities team for Multnomah County Health Department and previously served as Epidemiologist for the Oregon Health Authority Climate and Health program. Brendon holds a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University. Charlene McGee, Program Manager, Multnomah County REACH Program Charlene brings over 15 years of leadership working at the intersection of public health and healthcare systems to confront and change social determinants of health. She holds an executive master’s in public administration from Portland State University, and a Bachelors of Science in public health, health promotion and education with a minor in community health from Oregon State University. As a Liberian-Oregonian, her experience as a survivor of the Liberian civil war and Black immigrant heavily influenced her career in health equity, health policy and program development. She works closely with community partners to elevate lived experience and community wisdom in order to advocate for systems and policy improvements, and culturally appropriate interventions to promote health. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo by Kirkikis/iStock Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WHPlaZQ6SyqTcrVjGLBE6Q asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Friday Transportation Seminar: Forging Equity in Cities: Using…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-03-05 11:30:00 2021-03-05 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Forging Equity in Cities: Using Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) as a Bluepr We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Like an increasing number of universities nationwide, Portland State is taking steps to respond to the global pandemic. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. Register Here THE TOPIC Racial equity, wealth building, public health and climate resilience goals are only possible through cross sectional engagement that includes city, state, and regional governments, community-based organizations, and private sector partners. Please join us for this jointly sponsored seminar and workshop to learn about models of community engagement for equitable transportation and housing development. As a part of the TREC (Transportation Research and Education Center) Friday Transportation Seminar, Roberto Requejo, Program Director at Elevated Chicago, will discuss their community organizing and empowerment work to create equitable transit oriented development (eTOD) in Chicago. Their efforts to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into planning and infrastructure investments center on community-focused benefits such as access to affordable housing and increasing public health outcomes. Mr. Requejo will discuss how this effort focuses on people, place, and process to create more vibrant, prosperous, and resilient neighborhoods and how these lessons can inform community processes in other jurisdictions that include transportation development and beyond. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Understand how a cross-sector coalition works to advance equitable development Learn the difference between TOD and ETOD Discover how ETOD looks like in different Chicago neighborhoods Discuss how ETOD can solve --rather than trigger -- displacement and address post-pandemic challenges SPEAKER Roberto Requejo, Program Director, Elevated Chicago Roberto Requejo is an urban planner specialized in transit-oriented community development with a focus on affordable housing, and a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learner, leader and practitioner. Since April 2017, Roberto has led Elevated Chicago as its program director by developing the collaborative’s foundational work culture, values and governance; coordinating its strategies and workplan; mobilizing $4M in resources; and developing processes to ensure racial equity and inclusion in grantmaking, capital investment, systems change, knowledge sharing, and community engagement. During the last 18 years, Roberto has helped public, private and nonprofit organizations --including The Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Fed, Citi Community Capital, or Metropolitan Planning Council-- become more effective, inclusive and equitable. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo by bukharova/iStock Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82737536258 asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Friday Transportation Seminar: Evaluation of a Transportation…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-03-19 11:30:00 2021-03-19 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Evaluation of a Transportation Incentive Program for Affordable Housing Residents We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC This seminar presents the results from the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing (TWRAH) pilot program launched by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The program provided a set of transportation incentives for low-income participants including a $308 pre-paid visa card which could be applied to public transit or other transportation services, a free bike share membership, and access to discounted rates on several services. The researchers conducted a survey with the program’s participants to understand how they used the Transportation Wallet and how the program helped them use different modes to get around. The main findings include: The financial support of this program encouraged some participants to use new mobility services (including Uber/Lyft, bike share, and e-scooter) that they had never used before; The program increased access for participants, helping them make more trips and, for some, get to places they otherwise could not have gone; and, Transportation Fairs, where participants could learn about services and talk to providers, promoted both mode sign-up and mode usage, particularly for new mobility and a reduced fare transit program. This presentation will provide insights into the implementation and effectiveness of a transportation financial incentive program for low-income populations. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Understand background and the elements of the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing (TWRAH) pilot program; Learn how the program was implemented and how the residents used the Wallet; Understand how a program like the Wallet could be implemented to provide incentives and financial benefits to low-income populations thru a transportation demand management program. SPEAKERS Roshin Kurian, Portland State University Bio coming soon Nathan McNeil, Portland State University Nathan McNeil is a Research Associate at Portland State University's Center for Urban Studies. He conducts research on impacts of active transportation and transit equity, on new bicycle infrastructure and programs on travel behavior and attitudes towards cycling, on shared-use mobility programs including carsharing and bike-share, and on the connection between land-use and transportation. He was Co-Principal Investigator on recent national studies of bike share equity (Breaking Barrier to Bike Share and National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs) and of protected bike lane implementations (Lessons from the Green Lanes). Nathan received a master of urban and regional planning from Portland State University (PSU) and studied history at Columbia University as an undergraduate. Prior to PSU, Nathan worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City as a performance auditor where he evaluated capital programs and contractors. John MacArthur, Portland State University Mr. John MacArthur is the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at TREC at Portland State University. He is active in research related to sustainable and equitable transportation, particularly in the areas of emerging technologies, e-bikes, bike share, transit, and the relationship between transportation and public health. Mr. MacArthur is the Section Chair for Transportation Research Board’s AME00 Transportation and Society and a member of Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies (AP020). He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo by Cait McCusker Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EHwClujvQGOb-2-UC-5hcA asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Friday Transportation Seminar: Racial Bias in Driver Yielding…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-04-02 11:30:00 2021-04-02 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Racial Bias in Driver Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. THE TOPIC This seminar discusses how pedestrian race and gender can influence drivers’ behavior in interactions with pedestrians at crosswalks. Three speakers will present different lenses to look at this topic. Kimberly Barsamian Kahn, a researcher at Portland State University, will discuss research exploring how pedestrian race and gender influence drivers’ behavior in interactions with pedestrians at crosswalks. One dangerous potential point of conflict for pedestrians within the transportation system is interactions with drivers at crosswalks, and racial minorities are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities. Research tested the hypothesis that drivers’ would demonstrate unequitable yielding based on pedestrians’ race and gender in three controlled field experiments at an unsignalized crosswalk. Trained and matched confederate pedestrians simulated an individual pedestrian crossing, while observers recorded drivers’ stopping behavior, number of cars passed, and time until a driver yielded. Study 1 included Black and White male pedestrians, while Studies 2 and 3 crossed pedestrian race (Black/White) and gender (male/female). Results indicated that Black pedestrians were less likely to have a car stop, were passed by more cars, experienced longer wait times, and had cars stop closer. Results suggest implicit bias may impact drivers’ stopping decisions, indicating a subtle way in which discrimination perpetuates. Less safe crossing experiences may dissuade minorities from adopting healthy transportation modes and contribute to disproportionate safety outcomes based on race and gender. George Stern, Vice President of Deafblind Citizens in Action, will speak on his lived experience as a deafblind, visibly Black male pursuing freedom of movement across diverse landscapes, including four urbanscapes. The narrative will touch on themes of gentrification, transportation culture, and the utility-dependence perception gap. Peter Koonce of the Portland Bureau of Transportation will offer a traffic engineer's perspective on this topic and address real-world applications. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Mobility of all inhabitants is a crucial consideration in designing physical social spaces. Drivers’ yielding behavior at crosswalks is influenced by pedestrians’ race and gender. At unmarked crosswalks, stopping rates were very low and few differences emerged based on pedestrian race and gender. At marked crosswalks, drivers were less likely to stop for Black and male pedestrians, and when they did stop, they were more likely to stop closer to Black male and Black female pedestrians at a marked crosswalk. African American and Black pedestrians discussed how these are stressful interactions that harm their walking trips. SPEAKER Kimberly Barsamian Kahn, Associate Professor, Portland State University Dr. Kimberly Barsamian Kahn is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Portland State University, and leads the Gender, Race, and Sexual Prejudice (GRASP) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kahn’s research addresses contemporary forms of subtle bias and prejudice. Specifically, she examines hidden forms of bias such as stereotype threat, phenotypic racial stereotypicality bias, masculinity threat, and implicit bias. Her work moves beyond studying broad categorical distinctions between groups to provide a more nuanced and fine-grained analysis of modern prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. Within transportation contexts, her research focuses on bias in intermodal interactions between drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Peter Koonce, Manager of Signals & Street Lighting Division, Portland Bureau of Transportation Peter Koonce, P.E., manages the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division and is responsible for the oversight of an annual budget in excess of $13 Million. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. Peter is active with multiple professional societies including Institute of Transportation Engineers, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. George Stern, Vice President, Deafblind Citizens in Action George is a 29-year-old deafblind food writer, linguist, and disability rights advocate currently residing in Lubbock, Texas who holds a BA in French from Texas Tech University. George has served as President of the Texas Tech Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu club, second and fourth Vice President of Deafblind Citizens in Action, Board Member for the CAT-SI (Collaboration and Assistive Technology for Students with Sensory Impairments) program through TTU’s Sowell center, and is seriously one of the better cooks in the country! Learning is George’s passion and, consequently, language has become his preoccupation.  “I speak; therefore, others know that I am,” is an idea at the center of George’s drive for fluency in as many languages and modalities as possible, both for himself and for others. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LEwepskiRM2ePMYsGnVHbw asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public