The North American section covers the USA, Canada and Mexico.
The section had its initial meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on 24 May 2002. Since then, the Annual General Meetings have featured an industry conference and field trips of interest to the Signals and Communications community.
Details of North American section events can be found on the events page.
Membership of the IRSE is required before you can become a member of the North American Section of the IRSE. You will then need to complete a North American section application form.
IRSE North American section committee key contacts
- Chair: Chad Baker, MIRSE
Signal Design Manager - Rail/Transit, HDR
- Vice-Chair: John Spellman, P.E., MIRSE
President, Rio Grande Pacific Technology
- Honorable Secretary-Treasurer: Ray Rizman, P.E., MIRSE
Principal Systems Engineer, BARIOM Engineering
- Country Vice President: David Thurston, P.E., P.Eng., Ph.D., HonFIRSE
Chief Engineer - Train Control, Canadian Pacific Railway
- Member Representative:
- Rob Burkhardt, P.E., MIRSE
- Ryan Burns, MBA, MISRE
Associate Rail Systems and Systems Engineering, Arup
Copies of the Introduction to North American Railway Signaling text book may be purchased at a reduced rate by IRSE members.