Useful Links and Resources
The following links can be useful if you are interested in a career or continuing education in rail industry.
AREMA The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association offers several seminars and publications in Railway Engineering as well as opportunities to participate in technical committees advancing several aspects of railway engineering in North America. Also offers excellent opportunities for students.
Join AREMA today as a student member!
AAR Association of American Railroads
EngineeringDegree.net- a general information website with many resources useful to current individuals involved in the engineering industry. The site also discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in engineering or a related field.
UIUC - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Railroad Engineering program offers opportunities for graduate research or courses in railroad engineering
UWM – The Department of Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin, Madison offers several 2-3 day short courses in various topics of railroad engineering
Trackguy – Trackguy offers several 1-2 day training courses in railway engineering
US DOT Federal Transit Administration
US DOT Federal Railroad Administration
American Public Transportation Association
MDOT- Office of Rail
Open Education Database (OEDb) - Engineering career information that includes a job board, open courses for enrollment, and information on careers in engineering.
Guide to Open Access Journals- Online Schools Ebook offers a guide that looks at some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students