Technical Committees

Committee 37 – Signal Systems

Communications & Signals Functional Group

The purpose of AREMA Committee 37 is to continually review current and new technology addressing the design, installation, testing and maintenance of signal equipment and systems and develop recommended "industry practices" with the overall goal of improving the safety and reliability of train operations.


E. Keith Holt

Vice President Northeast Division - Railroad Systems

HNTB Corporation


Vice Chair

Vincent Yale

Asst Div Engr C&S MAD-South




Mike Paulson

Dir of Industry and Key Accounts Mgmt

Weidmuller Interconnections



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Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

  • This sub-committee is discussing topics that need to be addressed in the C&S manual.  The sub-committee is developing a list of manual parts that need to be written and will bring the list before the full committee for discussion.  Several members of Committee A are working on requirements for providing remote diagnostics and equipment status reporting.  Once an outline is formed, this will be assigned to C36, C37, C38 or C39.

Subcommittee 1: Signal Systems.

  • Working on the normal cycle of manual parts that are due for review for the 2019 manual.

Subcommittee 2: Signal Equipment.

  • Working on a manual part for recommended practices for designing submergible signal equipment and reviewing the requirements for vibration testing as recommended by Sub-Committee A.  

Subcommittee 3: Signal Control & Applications.

  • Working on the normal cycle of manual parts that are due for review for the 2019 manual.