Rail Transportation Advisory Board (RTAB)

In 2013 the Rail Transportation Program Established a Rail Transportation Advisory Board. The first meeting was held on Feb 17, 2014. The board consists of experts who represent a broad cross section of the rail industry/stakeholders. Several members are Michigan Tech alumni. The RTAB will provide guidance in the following areas:

  • Improving   student   recruitment,   from   both   an industry and a student perspective
  • Consistent   and   active   participation   from   the industry in project and research opportunities as well as in engagement of students
  • Visibility  of  the  RTP  as  a  leading  rail  university, capable of providing both students and research as future assets to the industry
  • Consistent and sustained funding for the RTP

Matt Glynn - Chair - Chief Engineer, Signals and Communications, CN (ECE, 1981) 

Darryl Babbit - Vice Chair - Fleet Maintanence Manager, The Andersons, Inc. (CE, 2008)

Kevin Kesler - Secretary/Treasurer - Chief of Rolling Stock R&D, Federal Railroad Administration

Tim McKay - Executive VP of Growth and Regional Development, DART (CE, 1984)

Tim Hoeffner - Director, Office of Rail, MDOT (CE, 1980)

Martita Mullen - System Manager-Track Standards, CN

Jon Cool - President, Michigan Railroads Association

Brian Sykes – Chief Engineer, C&S Engineering, NS Railroad

David Thomson – President, Engineered Rail Solutions, LLC (CE, 1983)

Richard Stewart - Professor, Director Trans and Logistics Research Center, UW-Superior

Pasi Lautala - Assistant Professor and Director, Rail Transportation Program, Mich Tech (CE, 1997, 2007)

Aaron Dean - REAC President (ME, 2018)

Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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