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Spring Rail Transportation News

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program will sponsor the first ever Rail Day and Student Expo! Representatives from all aspects of the rail industry will showcase career opportunities for students across the campus. Be a part of the action, see the link for Details, below


Rail Transportation News

Spring Newsletter
August 2013-April 2014 News

In This Issue
1st Annual Mi Rail Conf...1
Rail Advisory Board.........1
Director’s Message..........2
REAC Update....................2
Research Highlights.........3
Student Projects...............4
Conferences, Publications
& Presentations ...............6
Railroad Night...................7
Summer Youth..................8

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Summer Youth July 27th- August 2nd 2014. Learn more here....

Rail Transportation at Michigan Tech
Promotional Video Release

Launch of High Speed Rail Learning System:
FREE Online Learning


HSRLS currently includes a four-module interactive “HSR 101- An Introduction to High Speed Rail” course that can be studied individually at your own pace. We will be adding more HSR materials developed by external experts as the summer moves along. There are also video recordings of two HSR workforce development related workshops available at the site: “HSR Workforce Development at the State Departments of Transportation” and “High Speed Rail Workforce Symposium

The HSRLS has been made possible by a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. Please contact us with further questions or comments (ptlautal@mtu.edu) Or visit http://www.rail-learning.mtu.edu/




Rail Night is moving to October 14, and will become part of our Rail Day and Student Expo. A full day of rail activities designed to attract students to the rail industry. Go to our Rail Day and Student Expo page for more details.

Visit the Rail Day page for more information


October 14th
Rail Day and Student Expo
An opportunity to present the latest rail industry equipment and technology to our student population!

Joint Rail Conference 2014
Presentations on all aspects of railroad civil, mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, financing, operations, and management.

July 26 - August 1, 2015 (tentative)
Summer Youth Program

August 2015 (tentative)
3rd Annual Michigan Rail Conference


June 2014
REES 2014

August 26 - 27
2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference

August 18 - 22
NURail Annual Meeting

June 15th-18th
2014 Rail Conference: American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Montréal in Montréal, QC, Canada

June 23rd-25th
REES: Rail Engineering and Education Symposium
Overland Park, Kansas
The Symposium is organized by the Education and Training Committee (Committee 24) of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and is operated under the auspices of the AREMA Educational Foundation. Dave Nelson is assisting organization and is attending as a participant. Dr. Bill Sproule will be also be attending and presenting at the Symposium. learn more...

August 3rd-8th
2014 Global Level Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Symposium
Urbana, Illinois

August 18th-22nd
2014 NURail and Summerail Conference
Altoona, Pennsylvania

September 28th-October 1st
AREMA 2014
Chicago, Illinois


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