Attendees for RailTEC’s virtual Railroad Engineering Short Course this summer exceeded the numbers from previous years. Week one, which focused on Track Engineering Fundamentals, had 66 registrants while week two, Railroad Project Design, had 53. Students were from 41 companies and participated from seven different countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, India). Participants earned 14 professional development hours and included employees throughout the rail industry from railroads, government agencies, transit authorities, consultants and suppliers. Both courses were held in July and each course ran virtually on Monday – Thursday for four hours each day. Attendees engaged in interactive lectures, relevant case studies and small group discussions to learn about the practical aspects and science behind railway engineering and transportation concepts.
If you missed the course this year, check back soon for next year’s schedule.