Transportation and the Environment: A Research Agenda for Oregon

In conjunction with the 2006 Northwest Transportation Conference, a workshop – Transportation and the Environment: Linking Researchers, Transportation Providers and Industry – was convened in Corvallis, Oregon on 9 February 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to bring transportation industry leaders and academic researchers together to gain a broader understanding of, and to link, transportation industry needs and research capabilities in Oregon. The intent was to begin developing a research agenda that would position the State of Oregon to apply successfully for anticipated requests for proposals under two new research programs of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in FY2007 – as stated in House Bill 3 under Sections 5203 and 5209. Approximately 46 representatives from academia, government, and industry participated in this by-invitation-only workshop. Numerous efforts around the state are bringing together people interested in transportation and the environment, but this was the first gathering of such a large and diverse group of Oregon-based academic researchers, transportation providers, and transportation industry leaders for the specific purpose of creating a transportation and the environment research agenda. The participants discussed needs and opportunities in the areas of ecology and natural systems, land-use, planning and performance measures, emerging technologies, and environmental and socioeconomic relationships. Key needs and opportunities were identified, and an attempt was made to categorize the needed research. This document is a preliminary description of the landscape of transportation and environment research needs and opportunities for the State of Oregon. It should be regarded as a living document to refine and mature through the development of the new Oregon University Transportation Center (a partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Institute of Technology, and Oregon State University). For example, some specific research areas, including human health, presently lack a defined or complete Oregon-specific research agenda.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Institute for Natural Resources
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    Research Section, 200 Hawthorne Avenue, SE, Suite B-240
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-5192
  • Authors:
    • Gaines, Lisa
    • Achterman, Gail
  • Publication Date: 2006-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92p

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  • Accession Number: 01059064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2007 2:00PM