The Exchange Rate of Innovation

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....
Every Day Can Be Railroad Day On Capitol Hill

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

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...
Does Privacy Affect Public Safety?

Does Privacy Affect Public Safety?

There’s an ongoing debate between the U.S. and Canada surrounding privacy in rail. The U.S. weighs the public good a little more strongly over privacy than in Canada. The U.S. allows the recording of video in the cab but, without the ability to record audio, is...
Solar Energy’s Day In The Sun

Solar Energy’s Day In The Sun

The future of solar is on the horizon. The momentum to make solar a viable source of energy is building, with many countries looking to phase out fossil fuel-powered vehicles in the coming years. Currently, the best conversion rate of solar cells (solar-powered...
Hyperloop

Hyperloop

Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has plans to build a tube train from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to the Loop, called the “Hyperloop.” Chicago’s intricate rail system incorporates the local CTA and Metra, which some believe should be the focus of...