About

Enjoy this short video introduction to OTREC:

Whether you are a student pursuing a degree, a professional seeking technical skills enhancement, a principal investigator with a great research idea, or an engaged citizen wanting to learn more about transportation planning and technologies for livable communities, we welcome your participation.

For updates and announcements, join the OTREC email list, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Contact OTREC. if you have ideas for continuing education seminars or workshops, or would be available as a speaker or instructor.

Employers offering internships and professionals offering mentorships to gifted undergraduate and graduate students should contact us. by e-mail.

Donors wishing to sponsor transportation scholarships, please email us.

Researchers may submit research topic ideas here.

Consider enrolling in a transportation course in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, or Klamath Falls. Courses are offered through departments such as urban studies and planning, civil and environmental engineering, public policy and management, sociology, computer science, mathematics, economics, geography, and more

Learn more in the OTREC Brochure.

Download our Strategic Plan.

Mission Statement

OTREC stimulates and conducts research on surface transportation, educates current and future transportation leaders and encourages the real-world use of research results.

OTREC’s Theme

OTREC supports innovations in sustainable transportation through advanced technology, integration of land use and transportation, and healthy communities.

Who We Are

OTREC is a partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and the Oregon Institute of Technology. Through collaboration with transportation agencies, industry and other universities, OTREC aims to address the transportation needs of Oregon, the Northwest, and the nation. OTREC sponsors research, education and technology transfer projects at our partner universities with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Projects contribute to USDOT objectives including: safety, mobility, global connectivity, environmental stewardship, security and congestion relief.

UTC Program

OTREC is a national University Transportation Center created by Congress in 2005. Part of the USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration, University Transportation Centers entice talented people to work in surface transportation and meet the 21st century challenge of moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably. There are 60 University Transportation Centers; OTREC is one of 10 designated a national center.