Research

OTREC’s broad research program addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, at our partner 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. Check out the featured projects below or use the search box at right to browse research or search for a specific project.

Research Highlights

Analysis of Travel Time Reliability for Freight Corridors Connecting the Pacific Northwest

Freight travel-time reliability

Most supply chains cannot thrive without access to an efficient and reliable freight system. Since congestion in the highway system has a significant impact on the productivity and competitiveness of the Pacific Northwest Economy, the objective of this research is to evaluate travel time reliability in the main freight corridors connecting the Pacific Northwest to California, the Midwest, and Southwest.

Read more: Analysis of Travel Time Reliability for Freight Corridors Connecting the Pacific Northwest

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OTREC by the Numbers

  • Total value of projects funded: $12.2 million
  • Number of projects funded: 153
  • Number of faculty partners: 98
  • Number of external partners participating in OTREC: 46

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