April Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Accelerating the Texas Economy at High-Speed

Mr. Steve Clark, P.E. - Principal, Arup

Steve Clark, PE, is a Principal with Arup in Houston, Texas. Steve has 34 years of project experience, and leads Arup’s transportation group for the Texas Region. His Texas-based engineering team currently serves on a variety of Rail and Highway projects in North and South America. Arup is a full service engineering firm with over 14,000 staff members globally, with more than 90 offices in 34 countries.

Steve joined Arup in 2006. He was graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, and has led projects in North America, South America, Australia, Europe and Africa. His specific technical expertise is in rail, and ranges from heavy haul freight to high speed passenger service and everything in between.

Among the many projects across Arup that Steve is supporting, he is currently leading the Owner’s Engineer team for the Texas Central High Speed Railway, a 240-mi, true high speed rail line between the cities of Houston and Dallas Texas. This project is privately funded and will use similar technology as the N700 trains currently operating on the Tokaido Shinkansen railway in Japan. Steve is also supporting two metro subway projects in Brazil, one of which is in São Paulo, and carries over 700,000 people per day.

He is an author and presenter of numerous technical papers and presentations, and is a co-author and co-editor of the internationally recognized book Best Practice in Wheel-Rail Interface Management for Mixed Traffic Railways.



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