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.

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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

Joint Rail Conference 2016

Dr. Pasi Lautala and eight students from Michigan Tech attended the Joint Rail Conference in Columbia, South Carolina April 12-15.
January 23rd, 2017 view

4th Annual Michigan Rail Conference

The 4th Annual Michigan Rail Conference took place in August at Northern Michigan University, Marquette. The conference, the first to take place in the Upper Peninsula, exceeded all expectations with a record turnout of 160 participants.
January 23rd, 2017 view

6th Annual Summer Youth Program in Rail and Intermodal Transportation

The 6th Annual Summer Youth Program in Rail and Intermodal Transportation, presented by the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program, was held July 26-31, 2015.
November 23rd, 2015 view

2nd Annual Rail Day/Expo at Michigan Tech

On October 20th, seventeen rail industry companies from Class 1 freight railroads to engineering consultants and manufacturers, sponsored the 2nd Annual Rail Day/Expo.
November 20th, 2015 view

Michigan Tech REAC Students Attend Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis

Students from Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC) attended the Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, MN on October 4th-7th
November 19th, 2015 view

Michigan Tech Holds 1st Annual Rail Day/Expo!

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program sponsored the first ever Rail Day and Student Expo! Representatives from all aspects of the rail industry showcased career opportunities for students across the campus.
December 28th, 2014 view