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Rail Transportation Committee

Purpose: to advance the science and civil engineering applications of the rail transportation mode, that is currently transporting seventy percent of the total multi-modal freight by tonnage, and that is subjected to new passenger transportation challenges in the USA. The central purpose of the Rail Transportation Committee (RTC) is to reflect the growing interest in rail transport to further enhance the benefits inherent to the rail mode, such as high efficiency of energy use, effectiveness of land utilization, direct access to city centers, and major environmental advantages. Also theoretical and practical aspects of high-speed rail passenger transportation, in the high-speed rail field, major reductions of travel times and unequaled travel safety. Theoretical and practical aspects of high- speed rail passenger transportation are, therefore, an indispensable component of the RTC's activities, that involve also technological and economical issues of multipurpose utilization of existing active and inactive railway lines and right of ways.


David B. Clarke, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
Pasi Lautala, D.Eng., P.E., M.ASCE, Vice-Chair
Chris Barkan, Aff.M.ASCE
Murthy V A. Bondada, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Steven Chrismer
Frank W. Clark, P.E., M.ASCE
Vanessa DellaPasqua
Marcus Dersch, A.M.ASCE
Tyler Dick, P.E., M.ASCE
Wei Fan
George Haikalis, M.ASCE
Hai Huang, A.M.ASCE
Louis T. Klauder, P.E.
Ding Qing Li, P.E., M.ASCE
Gina Macchiaroli
Kan C. Mehta, P.E., M.ASCE
Genaro Mejia, P.E., M.ASCE
Charles B. Mudd Jr.
Fazil T. Najafi, Ph.D., M.ASCE
R S. Phelan, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., MLSE, M.ASCE
William S. Riehl III, P.E., M.ASCE
Henry C. Schrader, P.E., F.ASCE
Sunduck D. Suh, P.E.
Ramakrishna R. Tadi, P.E., M.ASCE
William T. Thomsen Sr., P.E., M.ASCE
Roger L. Wayson, P.E., M.ASCE
Jan H. Zicha, P.E., M.ASCE
Angel A. Chavarria, P.E., Corresponding Member

Parent Committee

Rail/Public Transit Council