Technical Committees

Committee 33 - Electric Energy Utilization 

Passenger & Transit Functional Group

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended procedures and information regarding the design of electric traction for railway operations and use of fixed equipment powered by electrical energy.


Ruth Lu, P.E.

NE Systems Engineering Manager



Vice Chair

William Pollak

Chief Engineer-Electrical

New Jersey Transit



Jonathan C. Schmidt, PE

Associate Vice President




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Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual.

Subcommittee 4: Traction Power Distribution Systems.

Subcommittee 5: Signal Compatibility with AC Railway Electrification.

Subcommittee 7: Rail Bonding.

Subcommittee 8: Catenary and Locomotive Interaction.

Subcommittee 12: Traction Power Supply Requirements - DC.

Subcommittee 13: Safety and Operations.

Subcommittee G: Glossary.