Hay Seminar Series
Date: Spring 2013
Please join us this spring (either in person or via teleconference) as we welcome a variety of guest speakers as part of our ongoing William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar series. This seminar is typically offered every two weeks during the spring and fall semesters. Continuing education credits are available. Check back often to see who has been added to the speakers list. more
Railroad Environmental Conference
Date: 5-6 November 2013
The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) is pleased to announce the date of the 15th Annual Railroad Environmental Conference on 5-6 November 2013 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This conference enables you to meet your peers throughout the railroad environmental community to exchange views and learn about new techniques and technologies. more
In the News
University of Illinois to Lead U.S. DOT research center
URBANA, Ill. (January 17, 2012) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant of $3.5 million to a multi-university consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to establish a rail transportation and engineering research center. Headquartered within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Illinois, the National University Rail (NURail) Center will focus on rail education and research to improve railroad safety, efficiency and reliability. Particular focus will be on challenges associated with rail corridors in which higher-speed passenger trains share infrastructure with...
IDOT and University of Illinois High-Speed Rail Study Announcement¬†
Thursday June 2, 2011 - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service in Illinois.¬† The study will complement the ongoing construction of a regional 110-mph...
The Illini Special - January 2011
Nation's Top Tranportation Research Official Visits UIUC/ATREL
The UIUC transportation group welcomed Peter H. Appel to campus and ATREL on August 19 - 20. Appel was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) in spring 2009.
CN¬†has made a¬†new $325,000 donation to the Railroad Engineering Program, a gift which renews the company’s generous commitment to railroad engineering education.
CN Renews Support for Rail Program
Winter 2011 CEE Alumni Association Newsletter
CN Renews Support for UIUC Rail Engineering Program
Railway Track & Structure - August 2010¬†
For over a century the University of Illinois has been a leader in railway engineering research and education. Beginning with Talbot's fundamental work on railroad track design, and Schmidt & Tuthill's work on train energy and power requirements, through Hay's textbook on railroad engineering, The U of I has a distinguished record of accomplishment and remains highly respected by today's railroad engineering community.
- What we do:Education
Inspire and sustain students and faculty interest in rail engineering and transport. Teach courses and offer a curriculum in rail engineering and transportation. Place Graduates in rewarding positions in rail engineering, transportation planning, and operations. Understand the critical educational issues in rail transportation, and develop practical, effective solutions.
Understand the critical research issues in rail transportation, and develop practical, effective solutions. Conduct practical and theoretical research in critically important current topics in rail engineering and transportation. Communicate the results of this research to the rail transportation community.
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