At its monthly meeting Friday, November 4, the State Board of Higher Education approved Portland State University’s new Graduate Certificate in Transportation.
The 21-credit-hour program in transportation, effective immediately, draws on coursework and expertise from faculty in the College of Urban and Public Affairs’ Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The interdisciplinary nature of the certificate, developed in collaboration with the transportation industry, is designed to give students the technical and analytical knowledge to analyze and improve existing transportation systems, and to attract new practitioners to the field while further developing skills of current industry professionals.
“We are very pleased that our new multidisciplinary graduate certificate in transportation has been approved by the state board—this represents an important collaboration between the College of Urban and Public Affairs and the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science,” said Robert Bertini, director of the Center for Transportation Studies, which will administer the program. “This certificate is also an important step in the development of the Center for Transportation Studies and our efforts to expand transportation research, education and outreach at PSU and across the state.”
The Center for Transportation Studies was recently designated one of ten National University Transportation Centers nationally, with a five-year, $16 million federal grant allocation. Portland State faculty will work with their counterparts at Oregon State University, University of Oregon and Oregon Institute of Technology on expanded research, education, and outreach work focused on Oregon’s unique collaborative approach to planning and implementation of transportation systems that incorporate land use, livability and growth.
The Center for Transportation Studies at Portland State University strives to stimulate and conduct multidisciplinary research on transportation issues, facilitating the dissemination of information and encouraging the implementation of research results. For additional information on the certificate program, visit http://www.cts.pdx.edu or contact Robert Bertini, 503-725-4949.
Robert Bertini (503-725-4249)
Director, Center for Transportation Studies
For Immediate Release (#05-156)