The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Rail Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) thank you for your participation in our 9th Annual Railroad Night and related Rail Day activities.
The 9th Annual Railroad Night and related Rail Day activities on February 18th, 2014 created a successful and exciting event. Railroad Night brought together a diverse range of participants including rail industry, students, the community, and Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and administration. Over 150 participants made for a full house and an exciting evening. The event, sponsored by RTP program partners Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and CN, drew in 15 industry companies.
Railroad Night included poster presentations of rail related faculty and student research, industry sponsor tables, food, door prizes, and special events. Keynote speaker Lisa Stabler, President of the Transportation Technology Center Inc.(TTCI) of Pueblo, CO, and one of the leading female executives in the industry gave a presentation on rail industry research and outlook from TTCI. Tom Bartlett (EE, 2008), from Union Pacific was awarded an Honorary REAC membership for his contributions to advance the RTP and REAC. Over 80 students signed up to participate in the event and were provided the opportunity to socialize, network, and dine with industry and faculty. The event this year was a great success and yet another step to strengthen ties between faculty researchers, rail industry representatives, local technology companies, and students from Michigan Tech.