Alan C. Clark is the Manager of the Transportation and Air Quality programs for the Houston-Galveston Area Council. For over 20 years, he has been the Director of H-GAC's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for development of the region's long range, multimodal transportation plan. The MPO's Transportation Policy Council approves the programming of all federal highway and transit funds in Harris and the adjacent seven counties.
Mr. Clark's responsibilities also include coordinating the Houston-Galveston area’s strategies for reducing air pollution from on and off road vehicles.
In 1995, Mr. Clark was awarded the Road Hand Award by the Texas Department of Transportation because of his significant contributions to development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and for his expertise in retooling of the transportation planning process. In 1999 and 2000, Mr. Clark served on the Board of Advisors for the Eno Foundation, an internationally recognized organization promoting transportation research and education. Mr. Clark is currently an Advisory Board Member for both the Texas Transportation Institute and the Center for Transportation Training and Research at Texas Southern University. In 2005, Mr. Clark was named a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Policy Study Committee on Climate Change in U.S. Transportation. In 2006, Mr. Clark was also appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure-Gulf Coast Case Study.
Mr. Clark has been a transportation planner with H-GAC since 1983 and has managed its transportation and air quality programs since 1986. Mr. Clark has served as an Adjunct Professor with Texas Southern University. Prior to coming to H-GAC, he worked as a transportation planner with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and as a traffic engineering consultant.
Alan holds Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering and City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in his hometown of Knoxville.