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2011 Oregon Transportation Summit

OTREC is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Oregon Transportation Summit on Friday, Sept. 9 at Portland State University. Produced in partnership with local chapters of the Women's Transportation Seminar, American Planning Association and Institute of Transportation Engineers, this unique conference seeks to bring together academic and practicing transportation professionals for a day of professional development. 

In addition to a dozen researchers from Oregon universities and an equal number of local experts, we are pleased to welcome a select group of out-of-town speakers, including:

  • Linda Boyle (Seattle, Wash.): Linda is the director of the Human Factors and Statistical Modeling Lab at the University of Washington where she studies distracted driving.
  • Tom Creasey (Knoxville, Tenn.): Tom is the transportation planning manager for ENTRAN. He is the lead speaker in a session on the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual. The session will examine how the new HCM can aid the development of livable communities.
  • Jay Primus (San Francisco, Cal.): Jay is the manager of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority's SFPark initiative, which uses technology and dynamic pricing to improve parking.
  • Craig Stone (Olympia, Wash.): Craig is the director of Washington DOT's Tolling Division and he oversees the department's tolling and "Smarter Highways" efforts.

The Summit begins with a plenary address by Johanna Zmud (RAND) on the transportation implications of the census; Metro Council President Tom Hughes will serve as discussant. The luncheon will feature a keynote speech by author Mark Ovenden who has followed up his popular Transit Maps of the World (2007) this year with Railway Maps of the World. Read OTREC's August 2011 interview with Mark.

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Looking to double-down on your professional development? Check out Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation's workshop on public engagement that will be held the afternoon before the Summit!

After the summit, for a unique blend of art and infrastructure, visit the Hidden Life of Bridges project, part of Portland's annual Time-Based Art festival.

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