Meet Industry Leaders

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program prepares students for a career in rail by connecting them with internships and employers.

RTP Students Get Hands-On!

Learning by doing is a central component of RTP's approach to rail education. Field trips and projects are frequent and fun!

Railroad Night XIII

Students at Railroad Night XIII! Our showcase fall event brings the industry and students together on campus for discovery, conversation and empoyment opprotunities! 

MRC Field Visit - Decatur Cargill Facility

Field visits participants visit the Cargill Facility in Decatur, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

MRC Field Visit - Little River Steam Train

Field visits participants visit the Little River Steam Train in Coldwater, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

Rail Day & Expo 2017

Rail Day and Expo, held the day after Rail Night, allows our industry partners to showcase their companies on the campus mall, and students to discuss the industry and employment opprotunies in a casual and relaxed environment. 

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

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.

Support Us

Click here to see how to support the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program! Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

RTP Annual Report 2016-17

2017 Spring Newsletter

RTP Promotional Video

RTP Promotional Video

Welcome to RTP!

Michigan Rail Conference 2018

The Michigan Rail Conference will be held at the Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI, A
April 13th, 2018 view

Railroad Night XIII & Rail Day/Expo 2017

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP), in conjunction with the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) and with support from the RTP Program Par
November 8th, 2017 view

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


Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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