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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
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Thursday, September 13 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods with Transportation Disadvantaged Populations

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This workshop will present strategies for leveraging app-based technologies designed to enhance ecological momentary assessment (EMA) transportation research methods with more diverse populations. Traditional transportation research tends to overlook individuals who do not own cars and do not drive during peak commuter hours, individuals who are disproportionately minority race and lower income and may be characterized as environmental justice (EJ) populations. Moreover, technology-enhanced methods remain under-utilized with EJ populations. As such, individuals who experience transportation disadvantage are at further risk of being excluded from transportation planning. First, we will define EMA methods and their role in reducing recall bias in transportation research. Second, we will explain how to adapt new technologies to collect EMA data with more diverse populations. This may include mobile phones, tablet devices, and apps. Finally, we will discuss strategies to overcome barriers to implementing technology-enhanced EMA methods, e.g., cost, hardware compatibility and Wifi connectivity.  
Learn more about the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) research that informed this workshop.

  • Define ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data collection methods. 
  • Learn how to collect EMA data with transportation-disadvantaged, diverse populations using technology-based methods. 
  • Use EMA data collected through technology-based methods to answer questions about how to improve transportation planning for diverse populations. 
  • Identify strategies for overcoming barriers to using technology-based EMA methods with diverse populations. 
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Courtney Cronley

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington
Courtney Cronley, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. She researches experiences of homelessness and strategies to reduce health disparities among individuals living in precarious housing, particularly youth and... Read More →
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Stephen Mattingly

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Stephen Mattingly is an associate professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He has almost twenty-five years of experience in the transportation engineering field. His most recent research projects address a variety of interdisciplinary topics including... Read More →
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Noelle Fields, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Noelle Fields is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a gerontology health researcher specializing in family caregiving among vulnerable populations and home- and community-based services for older adults... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA