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PSU's transportation group gets new name as it continues national and local tasks
Author: Andy Giegerich
Posted: October 29, 2014

Read the original article in the Portland Business Journal here.

Portland State University has renamed a center that addresses transportation issues.

The group formerly known as OTREC (for the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium) has dropped the "O" and will go by TREC. The new acronym stands for "transportation research and education center."

TREC oversees PSU's work in the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers program, which has awarded PSU $30 million-plus since 2006.

Last fall, TREC collected nearly $3 million to expand a national transportation study program.

The school has also set up a new website to help tout the program's doings.

TREC seeks to enhance the safety and efficiency of walking, cycling and public transit through data analyses and the development of new technologies.