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

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