New Rail And Engineering Center at U. of Illinois

The University of Illinois announced Tuesday in a press release that they plan to add a rail transportation and engineering center to the school.  The U.S Department of Transportation will allocate $3.5 million to set up the center.  Called the NURail Center, this program, according to the University’s news release, will address problems with using rail corridors for both high-speed passenger trains and freight trains.

Other universities, such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Tennessee, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Kentucky, will also participate in the project.  When completed, the new rail transportation and engineering center will be head up by Professor Christopher P.L. Barkan from the University of Illinois.


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