Meet Industry Leaders

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program prepares students for a career in rail by connecting them with internships and employers.

RTP Students Get Hands-On!

Learning by doing is a central component of RTP's approach to rail education. Field trips and projects are frequent and fun!

Railroad Night XIII

Students at Railroad Night XIII! Our showcase fall event brings the industry and students together on campus for discovery, conversation and empoyment opprotunities! 

MRC Field Visit - Decatur Cargill Facility

Field visits participants visit the Cargill Facility in Decatur, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

MRC Field Visit - Little River Steam Train

Field visits participants visit the Little River Steam Train in Coldwater, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

Rail Day & Expo 2017

Rail Day and Expo, held the day after Rail Night, allows our industry partners to showcase their companies on the campus mall, and students to discuss the industry and employment opprotunies in a casual and relaxed environment. 

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

SYP Superior

SYP Students examine railcar wheels staged for the BNSF carshop in Superior, Wisconsin

Our Vision

Develop leaders and technologies for 21st century rail transportation.

Our Mission

Participate in the development of rail transportation and related engineering skills for the 21st century through an interdisciplinary and collaborative program that aligns Michigan Tech Faculty and Students with the demands of the industry.

Support Us

Click here to see how to support the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program! Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

RTP Annual Report 2016-17

Spring 2018 News

RTP Promotional Video

RTP Promotional Video

Welcome to RTP!

Summer Youth Program 2019

2019 marked the 10th year for Michigan Tech's Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program.
September 14th, 2019 view

On the Road: AREMA Conference 2018

David Nelson, advisor for the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC), and seven students att
November 11th, 2018 view

Railroad Night 2018

Railroad Night 2018 marked another great year for Railroad Transportation at Michigan Tech, with dozens of students and plenty of industry representatives on hand to talk railroads and education. 
November 11th, 2018 view

Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program, 2018

2018's edition of the Rail & Intermodal Transportation Summer youth Program was held July 8-14, featuring another great year of explorations for High School Students throughout the Lake Superior Region! 
April 26th, 2018 view

Michigan Rail Conference 2018

The Michigan Rail Conference was held at the Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI, Augus
April 13th, 2018 view

Railroad Night XIII & Rail Day/Expo 2017

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP), in conjunction with the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) and with support from the RTP Program Par
November 8th, 2017 view

Midwest Rail Conference 2017

The 2017 Midwest Rail Conference "Midwest Connections: Passenger and Freight Rail Look to the Future" was held
November 8th, 2017 view

Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program, 2017

This high school program, a collaboration by Michigan Tech’s Rail Transportation Program and the Transportation and Logistics Management Program at Univ
November 8th, 2017 view

3rd Annual Michigan Tech Rail Day and Student Expo

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program and Railroad Engineering and Activities Club hosted this outstanding opportunity to interact with students from all disciplines across campus.
January 23rd, 2017 view

TRAC 2016

In July, 2016, RTP was an integral part in organizing the Railway Academic Conference (TRAC).
January 23rd, 2017 view


Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
A special thank you to our sponsor and partners!

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