Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
OTREC is a national University Transportation Center and a partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology. OTREC stimulates and conducts research on surface transportation, educates current and future transportation leaders, and encourages the real-world use of research results. OTREC supports innovations in sustainable transportation through advanced technology, integration of land use and transportation, and healthy communities.
OTREC’s broad research program addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, at the four member universities and beyond. The combined expertise allows OTREC to explore ways to move people and goods sustainably. Research projects also address broader transportation initiatives designed to investigate and build research capacity. There is ongoing research related to climate change adaptation and transportation, and current projects include: 'Assessing Transit Agencies’ Climate Change Adaptation Needs', a 'Climate Change Impact Assessment for Surface Transportation in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska', and 'Future Flooding Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure and Traffic Patterns Resulting from Climate'.
- Climate Change Impact Assessment for Surface Transportation in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
- Climate Action Plans and Long-Range Transportation Plans in the Pacific Northwest: a review of the state of practice
- Identifying Surface Transportation Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment Opportunities Under Climate Change: Case Study in Portland, Oregon