Rail Transportation Program

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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  • 18
    years of student scholarships
  • 14
    years of rail transportation outreach programs
  • 8
    years of railroad career events
  • 12
    years of rail conferences


Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Sponsors and Partners

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) at Michigan Tech collaborates closely with industry companies, associations and alumni.

Our partners and other industry companies support our programming in many ways.

REAC logo with tracks and established 2006.

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC)

As a student chapter of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), REAC provides its members with a means of exploring the railroad industry through, field trips, scholarships, and networking opportunities with corporations for future careers. It is open to students from all majors and backgrounds.

Canadian National Railway Company CN logo.

RTP Partner

Essential to the economy, the CN team of approximately 23,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America.