Category: Alumni

History and Future of Passenger Rail

The program History and Future of Passenger Rail was sponsored by Railroad Engineering Club (REAC) and the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation program. Dr. Bill Sproule, Michigan Tech CEE Department professor “History of Passenger Rail in the Copper Country”; Mr. James McCommons, NMU professor, Marquette, MI, (Author of “Waiting on a Train” ) “Passenger Rail in the US…past, present, and future”, and Mr. Tim Hoeffner, (Administrator: Office of High Speed Rail MDOT), “Future of Passenger Rail in Michigan” He is a 1980 Michigan Tech Civil Engineering graduate.

Dr. Robert Baillod, Water Authority Chair, Resigning

View the news story from Daily Mining Gazette

Dr. Robert Baillod of CEE department served on the Portage Lake Water & Sewage Authority board for 35 years, the last 20 of them as chair. An environmental engineer with a specialty in wastewater, Baillod became a Michigan Technological University faculty member in 1968. He took an interest in the wastewater treatment plant, then located at the current site of the Ramada Inn in Hancock, taking classes there for activities.