The Exchange Rate of Innovation

Innovation is this country's currency. From the railroad and oil barons to present-day companies like Google, the United States has been built upon innovation. These innovators are legends because they saw the bigger picture and imagined what the world could be. We...

Every Day Can Be Railroad Day On Capitol Hill

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is approaching and I'm thinking about the journey the industry has been through since its inception. In 1862, Congress passed the Pacific Railway Act, authorizing the construction of a transcontinental railroad—with four of the five...

Not Everything Is Politics: Texas Outages

We recently witnessed a horrible chain of events surrounding the Texas Power outages, but one of the worst factors that arose during the height of the situation was politics. It's important to focus on the facts. Politicizing the problem doesn't help, and actually...

Thought Leadership Blogs

Larry’s POV on DVR

Wi-Tronix, LLC was founded in 2004, but it wasn’t until many years later that we incorporated digital video recorders in our product line. Once we did, we wished we had sooner. Digital video recorders have solved many problems that the industry has struggled with for...

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The Right Data, Right On Time

When something goes wrong in rail, there's more at stake than a lost sale or a bad quarter. Locomotives are massive, but complicated, machines that can move tons of people and freight efficiently. Keeping locomotives running safely is not an easy task. There are...

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Freight Pulls Its Weight

Most people don’t realize how different their lives would be if not for rail and I don’t blame them. People think of trains as a way to commute from Point A to Point B. They rarely consider that railroads transport much more than people. Railroads are the most...

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The Evolution of Rail and Technology

I've been in the rail industry my entire career. As an operator, there is nothing like the excitement and energy that you get while you're on a locomotive in throttle notch 8. It's always fun to see people wave to you when you've got a big train behind you. It's just...

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