Check out the info below on the 4th annual summit, which takes place on September 10th:
The Oregon Transportation Summit is back for a fourth year! This unique conference, produced in partnership by OTREC, WTS, ITE and APA, brings together academic and practicing transportation professionals from throughout Oregon. The twin goals of the Summit are to disseminate new knowledge and to help shape OTREC’s research agenda. Register Now!
2012 OTS Workshop Topics
- Mega, Multi or Metro: How Big Is Your Region?
- Can Bike and Car Sharing Save the World?
- Effective, Inclusive Planning in Latino Communities
- An Arterial Runs Through It
- Tracks and Tires: Ingredients for Economic Development
- Building Returns on Bike/Ped Investments
- Rising Tide: Transportation and Climate Adaptation
- Fans of the Spans: The Outlook for Our Bridges
- Session descriptions are available on the OTS website
As usual, the Summit will feature an enjoyable and thought-provoking luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker is MIT Professor Eran Ben-Joseph. His new book, ReThinking A Lot (2012), considers the urban design possibilities of parking. There will also be research posters exhibited throughout the day, giving participants the opportunity to talk with the faculty and students investigating many facets of transportation in Oregon and beyond.
This year, we’re pleased to welcome Peter Plumeau (Resource Systems Group) to give the plenary address on “The Uncertain Future of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.” He will describe ways that Congress might impact the size, scope and number of MPOs in the U.S. as well as their responsibilities. Brenda Wilson (Lane Council of Governments) will serve as the discussant, sharing her views on regional governance.
The 4th Annual Oregon Transportation Summit will be held on Monday, September 10th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University. Registration will once again be $100 for members of WTS, ITE or APA, $150 for non-members, and $50 for students.