The RTA Annual Field Trip will be taking place June 1-5. "It is focusing on an amazing set of field visits in Chicago and Central Illinois," according to RTA Executive Director Jim Gaunnt. "The Field Trip will end on the UIUC campus in Champaign, Ill., and will include technical sessions and laboratory tours at UIUC."
Schedule and registration information for this event can be accessed at http://www.rta.org/field-trip.
In conjunction with the RTA Field Trip, RailTEC is hosting the 2014 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium at UIUC. This event will take place June 3-5 and will include technical sessions on a variety of topics related to crossties and fastening systems as well as a technical tour of UIUC's new Rail Research and Innovation Laboratory and Voestalpine Nortrak's foundry and injection molding facility in nearby Decatur, Ill.
Registration information and a schedule for this event can be accessed at http://ict.uiuc.edu/railroad/Crosstie/2014/crossties.php