David Clarke, the director of the Center for Transportation Research at UT, has become a sought-after expert in the wake of rail incidents.
His most recent opportunity to share his knowledge came when he addressed a spate of rail incidents with the New York Times.
A July 6 derailment was the third one at New York City’s Penn Station in four months, highlighting the state of disrepair for some of the tracks at the station.
Clarke noted that the particular stretch of tracks can be a “nightmare” for track operators due to the number of overlapping rails, routes, and the conditions.
The full story can be seen at the New York Times.