Technical Committees

Joining a Technical Committee is the starting point for involvement in the Association and an opportunity for lifelong growth in the industry. AREMA has 30 Technical Committees covering a broad spectrum of railway engineering specialties. Build your network of contacts, sharpen your leadership skills, learn from other members, and maximize your membership investment. Join a Technical Committee today!

Why Join a Technical Committee?

The benefits to your career include the opportunity to:

  • Stay abreast of advances in your area of expertise
  • Assist in the professional education of others
  • Build a network of colleagues in the railway industry
  • Open doors to volunteer opportunities
  • Future Leadership opportunities
  • Assist with the development of Recommended Practices
  • Make a difference in the railway industry!


“I would encourage any new AREMA member to get involved with a Committee as early in their career as possible.”
-Valued Committee Member

Choosing a Technical Committee

Learn more about specific AREMA Technical Committees and determine which one is the best fit for you by visiting the list of Committees below. Committees are divided in to six Functional Groups based on your area of expertise: Communications, Signals & Information Technology, Engineering Services, Maintenance-of-Way, Passenger & Transit, Structures and Track. Each Committee has a separate web page with additional information. Click on the Committee name to go to the web page.


“Committee involvement has helped increase my technical knowledge and expose me to new information and industry contacts.”
-Valued Committee Member


AREMA Technical Committees usually meet in person or via conference call 2 to 3 times per year. Some Committee Members use their Committee membership as a springboard to further volunteer opportunities, such as organizing a webinar/seminar/symposium, presenting a paper at the Annual Conference or taking on a leadership role in AREMA. No previous AREMA volunteer experience is required to join a Technical Committee, but all Committee Members must be AREMA Members in good standing. Lapsed membership is cause for removal from the Committee roster. If you are not yet an AREMA Member or if your AREMA membership is lapsed join now.

“I've met professionals in my discipline from around the US and abroad that I can share ideas with.”
-Valued Committee Member