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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
Friday, September 14 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
An Integrative Framework for Public Transit Services: Operational Efficiency and Access Equity

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Assessing the performance of public transit services has long been an important yet challenging issue for transportation agencies and researchers. While much previous work has examined public transit services for achieving optimal operational efficiency and access equity separately, the interplay of the two has rarely been investigated in research or practice. The objective of this proposed half-day workshop is to provide attendees with a comprehensive framework and an open-source toolbox for evaluating and enhancing the overall performance of public transit services. This framework enables operational efficiency and access equity of transit services to be assessed in an integrated manner. The python open-source toolbox and software operationalizes the framework and makes it accessible to transit planners, decision-makers and the public. This workshop will demonstrate the framework and toolbox using realistic transit data.
 
THE RESEARCH
Learn more about the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) research that informed this workshop.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Understand the current state of performance evaluation for transit services;
  • Evaluate operational efficiencies and access equity for transit services using the developed toolbox and software;
  • Identify top performers that can best achieve the diverse and competing goals set forth by any agencies, and bottom performers that are candidates for service modification and consolidation.
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ran Wei

Ran Wei

Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
Ran Wei is currently an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and a founding member of the Center for Geospatial Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Her areas of emphasis include GIScience, urban and regional analysis, spatial analysis, optimization... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

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