Themes

OTREC supports innovations in sustainable transportation in its three theme areas: advanced technology, integration of land use and transportation, and healthy communities.

Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities

Active forms of transportation such as walking, biking and transit connections are vital elements of healthy, livable communities; that is, places that achieve economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity. To create these places, OTREC projects examine the connections between community design, active transportation and potential health implications. Read more »

Integration of Land Use and Transportation

Integration of Land Use and Transportation

Oregon has earned a national reputation for considering land use and transportation together. With state laws emphasizing the importance of transportation and land use in addressing greenhouse gas emissions, OTREC investigators play a critical role in examining this issue so Oregon can continue to innovate, particularly in the area of modeling and forecasting tools. Read more »

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

Technologies and the strategies they support, such as improving incident response or providing travelers with real-time information, help transportation agencies do more with less. By looking at how technology can improve the safety and performance of transportation systems, OTREC’s work supports progress on national priorities such as transportation choices, economic competitiveness and energy independence. Read more »