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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2017-18 RTP Annual Report

Fall 2020 Newsletter

RTP Promotional Video

RTP Promotional Video

Welcome to RTP!

Railroad Night 2018

Railroad Night 2018 marked another great year for Railroad Transportation at Michigan Tech, with dozens of students and plenty of industry representatives on hand to talk railroads and education. 
November 11th, 2018 view

Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program, 2018

2018's edition of the Rail & Intermodal Transportation Summer youth Program was held July 8-14, featuring another great year of explorations for High School Students throughout the Lake Superior Region! 
April 26th, 2018 view

Michigan Rail Conference 2018

The Michigan Rail Conference was held at the Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI, Augus
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


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

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