Be sure to register for the International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium 3-5 June 2014 to further international communication and collaboration on design and performance challenges and solutions for crossties and fastening systems. The symposium will include technical and poster presentation topics, research discussion topics and technical tours.
The 2014 NURail Annual Meeting will be held August 18 – 19 in Altoona, PA sponsored by Penn State University, a NURail Affiliate member. This will be a joint meeting with TRB Summerail. For more information, please go to the meeting website: http://www.altoona.psu.edu/railconference/
Please attend the 2014 Global level Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Symposium (GLXS) on 3 – 8 August 2014 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. GLXS is a biennial event that brings together engineering, safety and security professionals from highway, rail, law enforcement and regulatory authorities around the world. The symposium provides an opportunity to exchange information and share best practices to improve the safety of the at-grade interface between highway and rail systems.
Mark your calendars now for 28 – 29 October 2014 for the 16th annual conference. Please join us!
In the News
EOH 2014 Visitors
April 2014: RailTEC welcomed Hanson Professional Services, Inc. and a group of students involved in the city of Springfield’s Minority Participation Program to Engineering Open House (EOH) on March 15. Please click here to see additional photos and learn more about EOH 2014.
Senior Research Engineer Quoted
March 2014: The official publication of the National Society of Professional Engineers, PE, interviewed RailTEC Senior Railway Research Engineer, C. Tyler Dick, in January concerning railway engineering education. The story was published in their March 2014 issue. Click here to read the article.
Schlickman audio link available
March 2014: RailTEC was excited to have Stephen E. Schlickman, Executive Director of the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois Chicago as their William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar speaker on March 11, 2014. His talk on “An Overview of the Funding and Finance of Transportation Projects” was well received and can be replayed here.
RailTEC Faculty Quoted
March 2014: RailTEC Executive Director, Chris Barkan, and Senior Research Engineer, Tyler Dick, were interviewed for a March 3 Washington Post article on train efficiency. Click here to read the entire article.
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.
Provide knowledge and expertise to university, industry, government, and public on rail transportation and engineering topics.