1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
A Portland State University course sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Local traffic and transportation issues, transportation options, and how to get things done in your neighborhood are the focus of this well-respected, ten-week, university course.
*Update 8/16/17: Class registration is now at capacity. If you would like to be put on the wait-list if an opening arises, please fill out the form below and indicate as such.
Please use this form to SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2017 CLASS. Details for the 2017 class will be announced during summer 2017. Take a look at the draft 2016 course outline to get a sense for how the class works.
Over 1,000 Portland residents have taken this popular class and learned how to negotiate the maze of traffic and transportation agencies and issues. Here's your chance to hear about how you can make a difference even in these times of budget cuts and constraints. Speakers include policy and decision makers, planners, and engineers from TriMet, Metro, and PBOT. The class is facilitated by Rick Gustafson, transportation planning consultant and former Metro executive officer.
What: A 10-week course sponsored by PBOT and PSU's Urban Studies Program
When: Fall Term 2017, (9/28/17 - 11/30/17). Thursday evenings, 6:40 - 8:40 pm.
Where: Portland State University Campus, Classroom TBD (The final class takes place at The Portland Building, check course outline for details)
New for 2017: The course will be both live-streamed and recorded for later viewing. Participants may participate remotely and comment via live online chat sessions, or view the recorded classes on their own time.
Who: Designed for the neighborhood activist, new or experienced, who wants to make a difference in traffic and transportation issues in Portland. Open to Portland residents only.
Application Due: Accepting applications for Fall 2017 class now.
Limited space is available for the 10-week class during the fall term. Full scholarships are available to qualified City of Portland residents for the non-credit course. Deadline for scholarship application is 9/1/17, however the class fills quickly and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
You may also take the course for one undergraduate or graduate credit at PSU. Contact the Urban Studies and Planning Department for more information.
To register for free, no credit class:
On-line: Submit registration & scholarship form.
By mail: Print registration & scholarship form from the left sidebar on this webpage and mail to:
Active Transportation & Safety Division
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204
Questions? Call Sarah Goforth at 503-823-9863 or email email@example.com.
To register for paid non-credit/audit or non-admitted one-credit class: Contact PSU Admissions Office
To register for credit class full-time PSU students: Register as you would for any other undergraduate or graduate PSU course.
Steve Dotterrer's lecture on transportation's role in Portland's creation
A list of City of Portland Transportation web pages with pertinent class information
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Schedule of classes, speakers, and other information