The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development to offer scholarships for rail-related short courses.

In the Spring 0f 2015, there are two courses eligible for CFIRE scholarships.

Employees of public agencies and private organizations that work in the rail sector are eligible to apply. Scholarship qualifications are unrestricted; however preference will be given to transit and transportation agency employees.

Successful applicants will receive a CFIRE full tuition scholarship to attend one of these UW short courses. You would be responsible for travel and lodging expenses.

Apply for a CFIRE rail short course scholarship.

Applications are due by March 20, 2015.

Save the Date: 2015 Conference on Freight

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The Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Ohio Conference on Freight are combining forces in 2015 to host the 2015 Conference on Freight–Breaking Boundaries: Building a Future Together. For more information about this conference, visit  

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Spring 2015 Transportation Teacher Workshops

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This exciting series of three workshops will focus on different modes of transportation, how to integrate into core curriculum, and enhance students’ awareness of career opportunities in transportation. All are 6-hour workshops on Saturdays and include field trips to cool places!  March 21, 2015: Urban Transportation. Tom Bruff, Transportation Planning Engineer, SE Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). A look […]

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February 2, 2015

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2015 Future City Competition

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On Saturday, January 24th, 54 middle school teams from 25 Wisconsin schools participated in the 2015 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center.  This competition, sponsored by STEM Forward and National Engineers Week, introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. Teams are […]

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CFIRE Researcher to Serve on Wisconsin FAC

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CFIRE researcher Ernie Perry has been invited by Wisconsin DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb to serve as a representative on the newly formed Wisconsin Freight Advisory Committee (FAC). Perry also serves as the program manager of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC). Dr. Perry will serve a two-year term with approximately 30 other voting representatives from the industry, […]

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