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Transportation Meets Social Welfare
TREC Project Briefs
  • Ellen M. Bassett, Portland State University
  • Andrée Tremoulet, Portland State University
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  • Homelessness -- Government policy -- Oregon,
  • Homelessness -- Oregon,
  • Homelessness -- Social aspects
OTREC researchers helped state transportation department staff members face a problem that isn’t strictly part of their job description: how best to deal with homeless individuals and households living in DOT rights of way and rest areas. OTREC researchers examine the human relations impact of transportation and land management decisions involving homeless encampments.

This is a summary of TREC research project OTREC-RR-12-14, which can be found online at:

The final research report associated with this brief can be found at:

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Bassett, Ellen, Andree Tremoulet, and Allison Moe. Relocation of Homeless People from ODOT Rights-of-Way. No. OTREC-RR-12-14. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2013.