Administrator Batory visit to RailTEC
99th TRB in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations December Graduates!
Horseshoe Curve Site of RailTEC Field Test
Systems Group models railway performance

Welcome to the University of Illinois Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC)

In the news


Congratulations to the RailTEC teaching team of J. Riley Edwards and Conrad Ruppert, Jr. for being ranked as Excellent by their students in the CEE 409 – Railroad Track Engineering course for Fall 2019. These lists are compiled by the University on a semester basis and reflect student ratings of instruction. The ratings are based... Read More

Twelve AREMA Scholarships Awarded

Over a third of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation 2020 scholarships were awarded to RailTEC students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Illinois won 12 of the 34 awarded scholarships. Congratulations to the following Illinois winners: Sina Anesteh, Josue Cesar Bastos, Christopher Bauer, Chung-Lin (James) Chan, Matt Parkes, Isaias... Read More

Administrator Batory Visits RailTEC

Ronald L. Batory, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, February 7, 2020. While on campus, he discussed rail education and research through meetings with campus administration, faculty and students, and learned about RailTEC and NURail. Administrator Batory’s William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar was warmly... Read More

What we do


Inspire and sustain student interest in rail through a curriculum in rail engineering and transportation. Place graduates in rewarding industry positions.


Conduct practical and theoretical research in critically important current topics in rail engineering and transportation.


Provide knowledge and expertise to university, industry, government, and public on rail transportation and engineering topics.