Virginia Tech’s Railroad advanced initiatives lab is an industrial affiliate group seeking to serve the railroad community. VT Rail operates as a R&D consortium. We offer technical expertise and more than 100 years of collective experience in dynamic systems, sensory technologies, data analysis, system design, turn key system development, simulation and modeling of complex systems and advanced systems that can improve railroad productivity and efficiency. We also provide our members with direct access to talented graduate and undergraduate students that can assist with your human resource recruiting and development. Member industries will benefit from training and courses that can be developed and offered for their specific needs.