PacTrans News

  • August 23, 2013

    Region 10 Transportation Conference on Oct. 18th at the UW: “Transportation Decision Making in the Big Data World”

    The PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and to share current research results and ideas for future collaboration. This year’s conference focuses on how transportation agencies and companies can improve transportation decision making by using modern technology for less costly data collection, improved methods for data sharing, and better decision support tools.

    The conference will start with a dynamic plenary session featuring public and private sector views of the benefits offered by open public databases, along with the lessons learned from agencies’ experiences with open data efforts. A lunchtime poster session will include a presentation of current PacTrans research. Afternoon sessions will focus on the changing educational needs of the transportation workforce and the secrets for moving research into practice, whether starting a company, successfully applying for a patent, or simply incorporating research findings into standard agency practice. For more information, download the flier here.

  • July 18, 2013

    PacTrans Newsletter – Issue #3, 2013 now available

  • June 4, 2013

    PacTrans is Proud to Sponsor the 2013 Bicycle Urbanism Symposium at the University of Washington June 19-22, 2013

    The University of Washington College of Built Environments is hosting the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, which will bring together practitioners, academics, policy makers and advocates with diverse backgrounds including urban design, planning, transportation, engineering, landscape architecture, and public policy. For more information, please visit

  • May 30, 2013

    I-5 Bridge Collapse

    PacTrans leadership is actively engaging researchers, state and local agencies  on how PacTrans, as a regional university transportation center, will respond to the I-5 Bridge Collapse.

    For updated WSDOT information on bridge, please visit

  • May 30, 2013

    PacTrans is Proud to Sponsor the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Washington

    The University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UW CEE) is hosting the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) on May 31 – June 1, 2013 at the University of Washington.  The competition is jointly organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and UW CEE. Student teams from approximately 45 universities from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have qualified for the national competition by placing at the top of their regional competition will be descending on Seattle for the NSSBC. This is a platform to showcase the most elite civil engineering students.

    For more information, please visit the NSSBC website:

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