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To Prevent Wildfires, Treat Utilities Like Railroad Barons
Wired

PG&E’s electrical equipment likely caused California’s massive Camp Fire. That’s particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that. more…

Privatized energy utilities are burning down their states, but antitrust can make them stop
Boingboing.net

Pacific Gas and Electric has gone from Wall Street darling to bankruptcy, thanks to the $30 billion in liability from the fires that were started in California by its power-lines. But while any long-haul, high-voltage line carries some risk, especially in a t… more…

Impeach Donald Trump
Theatlantic.com

Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. more…

calatrava, SOM, and foster unveil competing proposals for chicago airport expansion
Designboom.com

scheduled to open in 2028, the $8.5 billion project is to be the largest and most expensive terminal expansion in o’hare’s entire 74-year history. The post calatrava, SOM, and foster unveil competing proposals for chicago airport expansion appeared first on d… more…

American Railways Chug Toward Automation...
The Wall Street Journal

Rio Tinto calls it the world’s largest robot: mile-long driverless trains traversing the sparsely populated Australian Outback. American railroad companies call it the future. more…

CSX's Fourth-Quarter Pricing Holds Firm
Fool.com

The rail behemoth closes out 2018 with healthy advances in both volume and freight pricing. more…

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Fool.com

JBHT earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018. more…

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks
Fool.com

Three stocks in three industries with one common denominator. more…

Four Items to Watch When Union Pacific Reports Earnings
Fool.com

Investors should keep an eye on these operational themes when the railroad shares its earnings with investors next week. more…

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Fool.com

KSU earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018. more…

CSX Corp (CSX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Fool.com

CSX earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018. more…

Will The STB Resist The Urge To Re-Regulate The Railroads?
Forbes.com

Having fulfilled its objective, the STB's agenda should be about winding down the agency, not inventing a new purpose for its existence. more…

Lessons In Conquering Failure From Abraham Lincoln
Forbes.com

As a young man, Abraham Lincoln wanted nothing more than “to link his name with something that would redound [contribute] to the interest of his fellow man.” His biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin explains how Lincoln aspired to achieve this ambition in public o… more…

Our Evolving Relationship With Artificial Intelligence And Health Care
Forbes.com

AI can far surpass humans at gathering and learning from mass quantities of data, but there will always be a need for a person to interpret that information. more…

Business wakes up to the exhaustion economy
Financial Times

A growing number of employers and individuals are paying to ease sleep deficiency more…

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps
Coindesk.com

We are way too early for “mainstream adoption” to be a sensible success metric for dapps, says Coleman Maher. more…

Review: In Cameron Rowland's 'D37' at MOCA, the legacy of slavery takes frightfully familiar forms
Latimes.com

With the art market a dominant behemoth tromping around in our ongoing cultural life, Cameron Rowland’s visually chilly, deceptively simple installation, “D37,” assumes an expanded resonance. The work is also about buying and selling, but the merchandise here… more…

High-tech safety system still not complete on Metro-North - CTPost
Ctpost.com

Metro-North has installed speed control on its commuter line that can slow a speeding train and avoid derailing on a curve or bridge. But full Positive Train Control is still not operational - despite years of work, a $1 billion taxpayer fund… more…

Work Remains on New York Train Control Tech - Government Technology
Govtech.com

Work Remains on New York Train Control Tech Government Technology The federal deadline for Metro-North railroad to fully install Positive Train Control has passed without an operational system, but the railroad technically... more…

Scriptnotes, Ep 382: Professional Realism — Transcript
Johnaugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is over in Europe and forgot his micro… more…