First Annual Michigan Rail Transportation Conference (Aug 27, 2014)

The RTP team organized and staffed a statewide rail transportation conference for Michigan DOT. The conference was conducted in a single day, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The complete program schedule with all speakers is included in Appendix C. The Conference was also webcast on the internet to provide real-time viewing of the conference for those who wanted to attend but were unable to be at the conference site. 113 in-person attendees, 33 real-time webcast attendees, and 29 speakers joined the Lansing conference. In addition, Michigan Tech had a team of six people to handle the coordination at site and two IT professionals to handle the live web broadcast. Webcasting the conference enabled the recording of all presentations for later viewing by participants and other stakeholders. These recordings were uploaded and stored securely at the High Speed Rail Learning System (HSRLS) web portal that Michigan Tech has been developing under a grant from FRA. The HSRLS allows users to register for free and view all segments of the rail conference.  To access the content, a user only needs to create a login and register for the conference recordings. The High Speed Rail Learning System can be accessed at: Total Cost $21,300 (Registration  $5,650, Grant $15,650)

NURail Center
Project Schedule: 
August, 2013 to August, 2014
Award Amount: 
$21 300.00
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