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Portland State University

2001

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Development Of A Statistical Algorithm For The Real-Time Prediction Of Transit Vehicle Arrival Times Under Adverse Conditions, Kenneth Dueker, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman Dec 2001

Development Of A Statistical Algorithm For The Real-Time Prediction Of Transit Vehicle Arrival Times Under Adverse Conditions, Kenneth Dueker, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

Prior TransNow funded research by Portland State University (PSU) and the University of Washington (UW) in cooperation with Tri-Met, the transit provider for the Portland metropolitan area, has utilized a rich set of archived data from the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)-based Bus Dispatch System (BDS). Tri-Met is one of the few transit agencies that archive AVL data for analysis and research.


Guild's Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan Action Charts: Adopted By Resolution Number 36041, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor Nov 2001

Guild's Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan Action Charts: Adopted By Resolution Number 36041, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor

Portland City Archives

No abstract provided.


West End (Of Central City) Action Chart: Adopted By Resolution Number 36051, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor Nov 2001

West End (Of Central City) Action Chart: Adopted By Resolution Number 36051, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor

Portland City Archives

No abstract provided.


Notes On Public Petition, Unknown Sep 2001

Notes On Public Petition, Unknown

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Metroscope Technical Documentation Manual: An Integrated Transportation And Land Use Model Developed For Forecasting And Policy Analysis In The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Area , Metro (Or.) Jul 2001

Metroscope Technical Documentation Manual: An Integrated Transportation And Land Use Model Developed For Forecasting And Policy Analysis In The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Area , Metro (Or.)

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


Exhuming Measure 7, Yvonne Buchanan Jul 2001

Exhuming Measure 7, Yvonne Buchanan

Metroscape

A review of Oregon's Measure 7 ballot initiative, its history, and future impacts. The measure, which was on the state ballot in 2000, was the most sweeping property rights measure ever seen in this country's history. Although the measure passed, it was later ruled unconstitutional, and was being reformulated for inclusion in the upcoming November election.


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Election 2000: The Geography Of Democracy, Richard A. Clucas, Peter Drakos Jul 2001

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Election 2000: The Geography Of Democracy, Richard A. Clucas, Peter Drakos

Metroscape

This issue of the Periodic Atlas focuses on how metroscape residents voted in the 2000 general election. We have used geographic information systems (GIS) technology to map the distribution of votes in each election precinct across the region for the presidential race and all the measures on the Oregon ballot. On the pages that follow, we present some of the more revealing results.


Las Caras En La Tierra Prometida, Carlos Blanton Jul 2001

Las Caras En La Tierra Prometida, Carlos Blanton

Metroscape

This article offers brief descriptions of just a few organizations, institutions, and individuals who, as part of the Latino explosion in Oregon of the 1990s, are helping to make Portland a more cosmopolitan and diverse city.


The Landscape: Sauvie Island, Rick Roth Jul 2001

The Landscape: Sauvie Island, Rick Roth

Metroscape

A brief overview of the geography, history and outlook for Sauvie Island, an area situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers that is important as a wildlife refuge, farming areas, and for recreation.


Doctor Is Out: Diminishing Access To Physician Care, Craig Wollner Jul 2001

Doctor Is Out: Diminishing Access To Physician Care, Craig Wollner

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Interview with Doug Walta, M.D., regarding access to physician care in Oregon.


List Of Interviewees (2), Ernest Bonner Jun 2001

List Of Interviewees (2), Ernest Bonner

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


List Of Interviewees (1), Ernest Bonner Jun 2001

List Of Interviewees (1), Ernest Bonner

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Photograph Correspondence, Ernest Bonner Jun 2001

Photograph Correspondence, Ernest Bonner

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Shared-Resource Housing: A Contemporary Approach To Community Living, José Alvarez, Danelle Isenhart, Mike Liefeld, Jeff Thierfelder, Jesse Winterowd Jun 2001

Shared-Resource Housing: A Contemporary Approach To Community Living, José Alvarez, Danelle Isenhart, Mike Liefeld, Jeff Thierfelder, Jesse Winterowd

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

In February of2001, Sustainable Communities Northwest (SCNW), a local nonprofit housing developer specializing in sustainable development, contacted Portland State University's Planning Workshop with a request for assistance. Sustainable Communities Northwest was interested in the possibility of converting an apartment building into condominiums to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low-and moderate-income families. ]nspired by recent market rate cohousing projects in Portland and elsewhere, SCNW was also seeking to incorporate aspects of community-oriented housing into this development. Sustainable Communities Northwest was interested in evaluating if a sustainable, affordable, community-oriented condominium conversion concept would be feasible in the Portland area housing market ...


Economics Of Overloading And The Effect Of Weight Enforcement: Research Note, James G. Strathman Jun 2001

Economics Of Overloading And The Effect Of Weight Enforcement: Research Note, James G. Strathman

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

This note describes the economic rationale for exceeding weight limits by motor carriers in the face of weight enforcement activities. Patterns of weight enforcement practices by states are identified reflecting differences in enforcement intensity and the severity of penalties imposed for exceeding weight limits. Statistical analysis of weight enforcement data shows that the marginal effects of enforcement intensity and penalties are similar in deterring overloading, with most of the enforcement-related deterrence attributable to the use of portable/semi-portable scales.


Stafford Basin Pathways And Trails Outreach Strategy, Petra Schuetz, Richard Roth, Sarah Martin, Christine Egan, Martha Beebe, Elizabeth Alford Jun 2001

Stafford Basin Pathways And Trails Outreach Strategy, Petra Schuetz, Richard Roth, Sarah Martin, Christine Egan, Martha Beebe, Elizabeth Alford

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This document is a handbook written for the Stafford Basin Pathways and Trails Community Advisory Committee to inform them of how to implement community outreach. The committee has stated that community outreach is a priority for them in the third component of their vision statement. Citizen involvement is Oregon's first statewide planning goal. All public agencies involved in planning must create a citizen involvement program. While the organization that is spearheading the project is a nonprofit, and not a government agency, it may wish to hold itself to the same standards. It may wish to do this especially if ...


Analysis Of Design Attributes And Crashes On The Oregon Highway System, James G. Strathman, Kenneth Dueker, Jihong Zhang, Timothy Williams Jun 2001

Analysis Of Design Attributes And Crashes On The Oregon Highway System, James G. Strathman, Kenneth Dueker, Jihong Zhang, Timothy Williams

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

Since the passage of the Highway Safety Act of 1966, state departments of transportation have engaged in systematic safety improvement planning and programming. According to Davis (2000), the general approach to safety improvement planning employed by most states follows six principal steps:

1. Identification of hazardous roadway locations using crash records;

2. Detailed engineering study of selected hazardous locations to identify roadway design problems;

3. Identification of potential countermeasures;

4. Assessment of the costs and benefits of potential countermeasures;

5. Implementation of countermeasures with the highest net benefits;

6. Assessment of countermeasure effectiveness following implementation.

All planning processes are subject ...


Southeast Portland Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis, Matthew Pahs, Mark Rohden, David Hampsten, Seth Gallant Jun 2001

Southeast Portland Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis, Matthew Pahs, Mark Rohden, David Hampsten, Seth Gallant

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

As metropolitan Portland continues to develop over the next 20 years, transit options will need to be expanded to meet the growing demands on the region's transportation system. Some outlying portions of Southeast Portland, specifically, the emerging communities of Pleasant Valley and Damascus, have been designated by Metro as areas that should be planned to accommodate future increases in population. Both Metro and Tri-Met have expressed a desire for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service to this area from downtown Portland, within a corridor roughly following SE Powell Boulevard and Foster Road.

The Southeast Portland BRT Analysis is intended to ...


Boise Neighborhood Gateway Project, Debra Andreades, Arif Khan, Emily Hughes, Tony Konkol Jun 2001

Boise Neighborhood Gateway Project, Debra Andreades, Arif Khan, Emily Hughes, Tony Konkol

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This project is a plan to transform an under-utilized parcel of public land into a community asset. Through the analysis of construction, funding, site constraints, maintenance and stewardship options, the project team created a design concept and implementation plan for a parcel of land adjacent to the Interstate 5 freeway. The project team solicited input from community residents through a public involvement process and created an advisory committee consisting of stakeholders to provide guidance for the project. The plan documents the process of project initiation and the selection of alternatives. This plan may be used as a reference for enhancing ...


Strengthening Small Business Clusters Serving Minority Communities, April Bertelsen, Jacob Brostoff, Lucia Ramirez, Angela Shibley, Ernest Tipton Jun 2001

Strengthening Small Business Clusters Serving Minority Communities, April Bertelsen, Jacob Brostoff, Lucia Ramirez, Angela Shibley, Ernest Tipton

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The existence of thriving and numerous small businesses is instrumental to generating wealth within a community. They provide a diverse employment base for local residents, leading to greater economic stability. Small businesses create opportunities for keeping dollars circulating within the community, multiplying the benefits of those dollars. Creating such internal-multipliers within the economy of a community is a strategy for strengthening the community as a whole. This benefit extends to communities of color, immigrant communities, ethnic minority communities, and sexual minority communities.

Not all minority communities share in common a geographic location. They can be found residing in a relatively ...


Ernie And The Planning Commission, Ernest Bonner Jun 2001

Ernie And The Planning Commission, Ernest Bonner

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


David Bragdon For Metro Council President, David Bragdon Jun 2001

David Bragdon For Metro Council President, David Bragdon

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Governmental Best Practices, Annabelle Brown, Joanna Dalke, Alexa Derman, Albert Lam, Emily Muller, Luke Petersen, Jennifer Thomas Jun 2001

Governmental Best Practices, Annabelle Brown, Joanna Dalke, Alexa Derman, Albert Lam, Emily Muller, Luke Petersen, Jennifer Thomas

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

The purpose of this report is to provide dues paying members of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies (IMS) with a collection of best practice solutions that addresses the critical issues presently faced by local governments in the Portland-Metropolitan Region. These issues were originally identified through a series of interviews conducted on behalf of IMS by a small group of graduate students at Portland State University (PSU) in the spring of 2001. That investigation consulted local decision makers and top administrators in the Portland-Metropolitan area in order to produce a list of twelve key areas that are of concern to ...


Portland City Council Agenda May 30, 2001, Gary Blackmer May 2001

Portland City Council Agenda May 30, 2001, Gary Blackmer

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Regional Roundtable, Portland State University. Institute Of Portland Metropolitan Studies May 2001

Regional Roundtable, Portland State University. Institute Of Portland Metropolitan Studies

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Transcript of the first Regional Roundtable on the issue of property rights and regulation.


Midtown Blocks Planning Study, Portland (Or.). Bureau Of Planning, Portland (Or.). City Council May 2001

Midtown Blocks Planning Study, Portland (Or.). Bureau Of Planning, Portland (Or.). City Council

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


Building A Sustainable Future For Portland, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Apr 2001

Building A Sustainable Future For Portland, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Metro Policy Advisory Committee: Parks Subcommittee, Final Report, Metro (Or.) Apr 2001

Metro Policy Advisory Committee: Parks Subcommittee, Final Report, Metro (Or.)

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Transit Operations: Data Applications Of Tri-Met’S Automated Bus Dispatching System, James G. Strathman, Thomas J. Kimpel, Kenneth Dueker, Rick Gerhart, Steve Callas Apr 2001

Evaluation Of Transit Operations: Data Applications Of Tri-Met’S Automated Bus Dispatching System, James G. Strathman, Thomas J. Kimpel, Kenneth Dueker, Rick Gerhart, Steve Callas

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

Over the past decade, the adoption of Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS) technology has been motivated by transit providers’ desire to improve service reliability as well as to identify potential savings from improvements in scheduling and service planning. Casey (2000) reports that Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, a cornerstone of APTS, have been deployed by 61 transit agencies as of 1998.


Portland: Civic Culture And Civic Opportunity, Carl Abbott Apr 2001

Portland: Civic Culture And Civic Opportunity, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article assesses late-20th- and early-21st-century Portland, Oregon's distinctiveness as a city that supports education, environmental quality, and civic pride. Rated highly in such indicators as libraries, parks, voter turnout, and newspaper readership, Portland has enjoyed its reputation for having a high degree of "social capital" and civic activism. On the other hand, the quality of life has come at the expense of urban growth, weak labor unions, and a loss of local businesses taken over by national corporations. Its success, however, rests on strong public support for the community and a sense of pragmatism rather than ideology.