Monday, January 23, 2012

UI part of railroad-engineering research consortium

URBANA - The University of Illinois will be the site of a rail transportation and engineering research center, thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The grant, given to a consortium of seven universities, will support the National University Rail Center, which will focus on education and research to improve railroad safety, efficiency and reliability.
Specific attention will be given to rail corridors shared by high-speed passenger trains and freight trains. Continued

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