Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
PI: Pasi Lautala
In 2012, the seven university consortium, including Michigan Tech, was awarded the first National University Rail Transportation Center (NURail) by the USDOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The University of lllinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) leads the consortium.
The primary objective of the NURail Center is to improve and expand rail education, research, workforce development, and technology transfer in the U.S.