David Clarke

Director of the Center for Transportation Research, Director of the Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program, Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 865-974-1812
E-mail: dbclarke@utk.edu

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David Clarke is the director of the Center for Transportation Research and the Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program, as well as a research associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is the chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Transportation and Development Institute, a member of multiple Transportation Research Board groups, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, and the American Public Works Association.

Topics of expertise: Railways, transportation planning, freight systems, and transportation safety.

Recent media mentions

Nearly 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the U.S. implemented critical speed-control technology that federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades. The Associated Press, Michael Balsamo and Michael Sisak, Dec. 21 (Associated Press APNewsBreak content that ran in 759 outlets including NBC Bay Area, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, New York Daily News)

Investigators probing the derailment of a New York City subway train said the accident was caused by an improperly secured spare rail, left on the tracks to make it easier to fix breakdowns quickly. Star Tribune/Associated Press