Mobility Quest 2016

What is MobQuest?

Mobility Quest (MobQuest) is a 6-day road-trip adventure for incoming ITS students. The purpose of this off-campus orientation trip is to introduce entering transportation graduate students to a wide variety of transportation trends and issues, with an emphasis on sustainable development. The second, and considered by some to be the most important purpose, is to provide students with the opportunity to get to know each other prior to starting the academic year.

Itinerary: September 6th – September 11th

September 6th: Day 1, Sacramento, CA
CA Transportation Planning & Policy: Presentations from Regional Leaders (Sacramento, CA)
(Driving from Sacramento to Eugene, OR)
Lodging: Overnight at AirBnB in Eugene, OR

September 7th: Day 2, Eugene, OR
Lane Transit District, Emerald Express (BRT)
City of Eugene Bike Network
Lodging: Overnight at AirBnB in Eugene, OR

September 8th: Day 3, Portland, OR
Seneca Sustainable Energy (Eugene, OR)
(Driving to Portland, OR)
Port of Portland
Lodging: Overnight at AirBnB in Portland, OR

September 9th: Day 4, Portland, OR
Daimler Trucks North America (Portland, OR)
MobQuest 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Lodging: Overnight at AirBnB in Portland, OR

September 10th: Day 5, Bend, OR
Old Mill District, Project Tour (Bend, OR)
Boneyard Brewery Tour (Optional)
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint (Optional)
Lodging: Overnight at AirBnB in Bend, OR

September 11th: Day 6, Heading Home
Lunch at Crater Lake National Park (Klamath County, OR)
Sustainability Tour & Reception at Sierra Nevada Brewery (Chico, CA)
(Driving Home from Chico, CA)

Accomodations: What to Expect?

Costs: The cost of participation is covered by UC Davis – Institute of Transportation Studies. Transportation, lodging, and meals are provided.

Transportation: We will travel in three 8-passenger vans. However, we do our best to minimize time spent in the car. A good deal of travel will be by transit, by foot and by bike.

Suggested Packing List

Our schedule includes a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Expect mostly warm temperatures during the day but be prepared for colder weather at night. We recommend business casual attire for events (long pants and closed-toe shoes) and more comfortable clothing for physical activities.

  • Clothing: Outdoor/Casual to Business-Casual
  • Shoes: Walking shoes & Closed-toe shoes (some facilities may require as a safety policy)
  • Jacket (wind breaker)
  • Hat/Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (Food will be provided, as well)
  • Backpack
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Some cash (for personal use)
  • Camera
  • Entertainment (Games, Books, Music for the car ride; Group Board Games)
  • Bike Helmet (Only if you are not comfortable riding without one)