March 21, 2016
Barbara Ivanov, who since 2003 had been acting as the director of the Freight Systems Division at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), has recently been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the University of Washington’s Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics Program (SCTL). PacTrans would like to extend to her a warm welcome.
We would also like to congratulate her on her recent achievement of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section on Transportation Policy and Administration Truitt-Felbinger Award. Read More
March 21, 2016
Last week, March 15 through 17, Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Transportation hosted the biennial Northwest Transportation Conference on OSU’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Read More
March 14, 2016
PacTrans Seminar Series: Charlie Howard Seminar Sets a Great Backdrop for Current Region Transportation Climate
Yesterday afternoon, Thursday March 10, Charlie Howard, Director of Planning at the Puget Sound Regional Council (the Puget Sound Region’s MPO), gave a great PacTrans sponsored talk to over 100 students, faculty/researchers, and industry practitioners. Read More
- March 14, 2016
March 11, 2016
Tech Transfer #4: How Green is your Green Infrastructure? Educational Materials, Web-based Monitoring Portal, and Presentation – COMPLETED!
In January we posted all of the success story projects that PacTrans gave additional funding for technology transfer.
Success Story #4 involved the creation of a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility for the study of stormwater runoff. The tech transfer funding given was for three purposes: (1) development of education materials, and collaborate with University of Washington to collect initial data and apply for the facility to be Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE) certified, (2) development of a web-based monitoring portal that will be made available to the community for monitoring these rain gardens in real-time and measure their performance via an embedded modeling framework, and (3) delivery of presentations to local stormwater utilities and water managers about the facility and research conducted at the facility.
The presentation to local storm water utilities and water managers about the facility and research conducted at the facility, was made recently at the 5th Annual Mid-Willamette Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Summit, January 26th, 2016, Keizer, OR. Check out the other two items by clicking the links below:
a. The web portal for the facility can be accessed here: http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/hydroinformatics/avery
b. The web portal for the monitoring data can be accessed here: http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/hydroinformatics/avery/monitoring-data