Michigan Technological University’s Rail Transportation Program is one of seven members of a research university consortium that has received the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) first multi-million dollar grant to a University Transportation Center focused solely on rail transportation.
FACULTY LEAD RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
RTP has received over $1 million through externally funded research projects to date. We partner with other university programs and departments, with outside agencies and sources like MDOT and USDOT, other universities, and with industry partnerships like CN and Union Pacific.
Student projects are an important component of our programming. Senior Design as well as Student Enterprise projects engage students in “real life situations,” providing experiences through hands-on education and industry sponsored projects.