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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

THE VENUE: SMITH MEMORIAL STUDENT UNION

TCA 2018 is hosted on the second floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University (PSU) campus at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 [map].

TRAVEL TO PSU CAMPUS
We recommend using Portland's public transit system, TriMet, as the quickest and pain-free option. Portland’s light rail runs from the PDX Airport to downtown Portland.  MAX trains depart from the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays. Weekend trains run less frequently; every 20-25 minutes. Trains depart the airport from 5am to 11:45pm. Passes can be purchased at the vending machines inside the airport, or through the TriMet Tickets App.

----->To Downtown:  Take the RED line MAX light rail train (toward Portland City Center & Beaverton TC).
----->To PSU:  Once downtown, get off at the Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station. Transfer to the GREEN line MAX at Pioneer Courthouse Square/SW 5th Ave (toward City Center/PSU). Get off at PSU/5th & Mill St.


PARKING AT THE PSU CAMPUS
Learn more about hourly and visitor parking around the PSU campus here.

GETTING AROUND THE (PSU) CAMPUS
A map of the PSU campus is available at: www.pdx.edu/campus-map

GETTING AROUND TOWN
MAX Light Rail – MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday, and evening. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day.
https://trimet.org/max/index.htm

Portland Street Car – The streetcar runs approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every 20 minutes on Sunday. Arrival times are posted on real-time electronic signs at most streetcar stops. $2.00 per single trip.
https://portlandstreetcar.org

TriMet Bus – The TriMet bus, system which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers, and full wheelchair accessibility. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day.
http://trimet.org/bus/index.htm

Biketown – Portland’s bike-share system. For a small fee (an average of $2.50 for 30 minutes of use), riders can check out bikes at one of the 20 kiosks or via the Biketown website or free smartphone app. When you’re done riding, you can park the bike at any bike rack in the service area or return it to one of the system’s 100 stations and receive a credit.
https://www.biketownpdx.com/

Rideshare – Uber and Lyft. Sign up in the smartphone app for use.
https://www.uber.com
https://lyft.com

eScooter Share – Lime, Bird and Skip. Download  the smartphone apps for use.
https://www.limebike.com/
https://www.bird.co/
https://skipscooters.com/

ACCOMMODATION
These are the hotels located closest to the venue.
In addition, the following hotels are also located within walking distance (roughly 1/2 mile):

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