Become a Member

An AREMA Membership demonstrates to your colleagues, customers and clients that you are a professional in your field, dedicated to improving your practical knowledge and exchanging information with your peers in order to advance the railroad engineering industry.

AREMA Membership

AREMA welcomes individual railway engineering professionals and current students interested in expanding their knowledge in their professional and educational careers.  Your participation strengthens the organization and the entire railway industry.  Connect with colleagues from around the world and receive special member benefits—including continuing education, career resources, discounts on event registrations and publications, and face-to-face/online networking opportunities.  Most members work for the following types of companies or segments of the industry:  

Railroad                  Consultant/Engineering Firm
 Supplier/Manufacturer     Contractor
 Government Agency   Educational Institution
   Engineering or Scientific Society         Trade or Technical Publication   

Calendar Year Dues - $210 USD

Student Membership Dues - Complimentary

“With my AREMA Membership I take advantage of the Annual Conference, Technical Committees, webinars, and their Mentorship Program. These resources help me grow professionally and connect with hard working railroaders!”

— Nao Nishio


Membership with AREMA grants you access to Membership and Committee Directories.  The online Member Forum provides you with the ability to network with other members and you can submit questions to receive feedback and recommendations from peers in the industry.  Joining one of AREMA’s 30 Technical Committees is a guaranteed way to build your network of colleagues, grow your industry knowledge and assist with development of recommended practices/education content.  

Career Connections

Members enjoy access to numerous career resources: Railway Careers Network employment opportunities and access to the Mentoring Program.   

“Between the satisfaction of contributing to committee work, the networking opportunities at the Annual Conference, and the chance to help students get excited about the railroad, becoming an active member in AREMA is the single greatest way to jumpstart a career in the industry.”

— Gio DiDomenico

Continuing Education

Take advantage of deep discounts on registration fees for the Annual Conference & Symposiums, Webinars and in-person Seminars.  These programs allow Members to continue growing their knowledge and expertise in the industry.  Receive Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education for these events.   

Technical References

AREMA Membership includes access to past Technical Proceedings of Annual Conferences (AREMA and AREA), the Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium, and Roadmasters.  Members of AREMA receive discounts on all publications.  You can study in more detail projects and research that affect your current job assignment.  AREMA also partners with multiple railway industry magazines to offer various subscriptions included in your yearly membership. 

“AREMA has provided the opportunity to network and collaborate with best resources in the rail industry. Ranging from the seasoned railroaders to those that are just starting their careers, AREMA provides a platform to work together providing tangible guidance to the industry.”

— Patrick Halsted

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Student Membership

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