The NURail Center is a new rail-focused, Tier-1 University Transportation Center (UTC) under the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) program. A seven-university consortium led by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the NURail Center is hosted at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UIUC. The central theme of our proposed research program is shared rail corridors.
URBANA, IL (September 26, 2013) - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant of $1.4 million to the National University Rail (NURail) Center, a multi-university rail transportation and engineering research center led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NURail Center was established in 2012 with funding from the USDOT as the nation's first rail-specific UTC. This new grant emphasizes work toward the USDOT's strategic goal of economic competitiveness and will address rail issues related to infrastructure and vehicle engineering, capacity planning and optimization, operational safety and risk mitigation, systems integration and finance and policy. Click here to read more. Click here to read the RT&S article.
URBANA, IL (September 9, 2013) – The NURail Center published its inaugural annual report detailing, among others, activities and accomplishments of the center in 2012.
URBANA, IL (June 21, 2013) – The NURail Center will be having its annual meeting on Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12, 2013 on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, IL.URBANA, IL. (June 8, 2013) – The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is featuring NURail as their June 2013 UTC Spotlight. Click to View Article In January 2012, USDOT-RITA awarded NURail as the first Tier 1 University Transportation Center dedicated solely to rail.
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