Monticello Railway Museum Field Trip October 2021
RailTEC Students and Faculty Welcome Fall 2021
Rail Transportation and Engineering Center
RailTEC Graduates Working Around The World
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Welcome to the University of Illinois Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC)

In the news

2021 Railroad Environmental Conference Wrap-up

The 23rd annual Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC), held virtually on 26-27 October 2021, was a huge success. This two-day event hosted over 330 registrants, delivered 55 sessions, included over 80 speakers, and highlighted keynote speaker Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recordings of approved conference presentations will be... Read More

Don’t Forget to Register!

Register now for the 23rd annual Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC) which will be hosted virtually on 26-27 October utilizing Whova and Zoom Webinar. This two day event features keynote speaker Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as over 50 other speakers. PDH’s are available. This annual... Read More

RailTEC Instructors Ranked Excellent

Despite the challenges of teaching online during the pandemic, RailTEC instructors Chen-Yu Lin and Tyler Dick were ranked as excellent by their students in Spring 2021. Tyler taught CEE 411 ‐ Railroad Project Design & Construction and Chen-Yu taught CEE 498TSR – Transportation Safety and Risk. CEE 411 | Railroad Project Design and Construction This... Read More

What we do

Education

RailTEC inspires and engages students by offering the most extensive curriculum in railway engineering and transportation in North America. We offer multiple courses on rail topics and are committed to placing our graduates in rewarding public and private sector positions.  RailTEC also supports continuing education of rail professionals through seminars, short courses and conferences.

Research

RailTEC is a global leader in practical and theoretical research advancing the field in a broad range of important and timely railroad and rail transit engineering and transportation topics. Advanced research investigations are underway in railway safety, systems, and infrastructure, addressing dozens of topics that are essential to maintaining the safety, efficiency, reliability, sustainability and resiliency of railroad freight and passenger transportation.

Service

RailTEC shares its expertise with industry, government, academia, and the public helping to interpret and apply knowledge and implement solutions to advance rail transport and engineering. Our faculty and staff are well engaged as leaders and members of AREMA, TRB, AAR, ASCE, INFORMS, and IAROR committees.