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      Rail Transport 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.

      Committee Members

      Dimitris Rizos, Ph.D., C.Eng, M.ASCE
      Chair

      Murthy V A Bondada, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
      Member

      David Bruce Clarke, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Tyler Dick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Wei Fan
      Member

      Yin Gao, Ph.D., EIT, A.M.ASCE
      Younger Committee Member

      Debakanta Mishra, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      Associate Committee Member

      Yu Qian, Ph.D.,M.ASCE
      Younger Committee Member

      William S Riehl, III, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Ramakrishna Reddy Tadi, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

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