Technical Committees

Committee 17 - High Speed Rail Systems

Passenger & Transit Functional Group

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of information and recommended practices pertaining to incremental and dedicated high speed rail transport. Passenger operations at Class 6 and higher are considered.

Chair

Lucas A. Bathurst, PE

Vice President

HDR

Email: lucas.bathurst@hdrinc.com

Vice Chair

Krista L. Keene

Senior Manager

Amtrak

Email: krista.keene@amtrak.com

Secretary

Jonathan M. Wnek, PE

Project Engineer - Rail

Jacobs Engineering

Email: jonathan.wnek@jacobs.com

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Subcommittees and Current Assignments


Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

 Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual. Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee C1: Corridor Planning Considerations. Chapter development.

Subcommittee C2: Track & Roadway Considerations. Chapter development.

Subcommittee C3: Facilities & Structural Considerations. Chapter development.

Subcommittee C4: Vehicle Considerations. Chapter development.

Subcommittee C5: Signal, Communication, and Propulsion Considerations. Chapter development.

Subcommittee D-2-98: Educational Seminars. Ongoing assignment.

Adhoc Subcommittee: High-Speed Standards Prioritization. This subcommittee is not currently active.