The Rail Transportation Program (RTP), a part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI), recently received program funding from two industry partners.
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), a national trade organization representing railroad construction and maintenance contractors and suppliers, gave $5,000 to the RTP.
Norfolk Southern (NS) Railroad has provided $20,000 to the RTP.
Both awards will support student activities, said Director Pasi Lautala.
Pasi Lautala, research assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering and director of the Rail Transportation Program, was quoted in Progressive Railroading magazine as part of its coverage of the 2012 Railroad Engineering Education Symposium. See Lautala.