Boston Globe Speaks to UT’s David Clarke About Chinese Rail Company

David Clarke

David Clarke

Boston.Com, an online presence of the Boston Globe, recently spoke to UT’s David Clarke about a Chinese company building rail cars for a new metro line there.

Clarke, the director of UT’s  Center for Transportation Research, talked to the outlet about whether a company could succeed by producing only metro cars, expressing some doubt.

“There is a demand in the U.S. for this type of equipment, but not enough of a demand,” he told them.

Clarke pointed out that the company, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, might view the project as a way to potentially produce high speed rail cars, something far more available in China than the U.S., but an area expected to grow here over the coming years.

The full article can be read at Boston.Com