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Welcome to the website of the Railway Applications Section (RAS), a forum to bring together practitioners, consultants, and academics interested in applying operations research and management science (OR and MS) techniques to the railroad industry. Most of the content can be found in the menus above. Note that some content, such as presentations from past meetings, requires membership in RAS and that you are logged in to INFORMS Connect with your INFORMS user ID.

Thanks for a GREAT 2022 Annual Meeting!

Find out more in our 2022 newsletter HERE!


Consider participating in our annual rails-related competitions for prizes and distinction. We'll release the calls for participants soon. Stay tuned!

Check out previous competitions in the "Competitions" tab.

2023 RAS Officers

Chair: Nikola Besinovic, Technical University of Dresden, Germany (nikola.besinovic@tu-dresden.de

Vice Chair: Shuai Su, Beijing Jiaotong University (shuaisu@bjtu.edu.cn

Secretary: Faeze Ghofrani, Penn State (fghofrani@hntb.com)

Treasurer: Rajan Varadarajan, Norfolk Southern (jay.baillargeon@dot.gov)

PR Officer: Saeid Saidi, University of Calgary (ssaidi@ucalgary.ca)

Interested in volunteering? Contact us!

Thank you to our sponsors for 2022:

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