S2E8: All Aboard for Lance Fritz and America's Engine of Progress
2019 marks exactly 150 years since Leland Stanford hammered in the Golden Spike, tying together America’s east and west coasts through the transcontinental railroad. Since those glory days, though, rail companies been fraught with obstacles—resistance from landowners, regulation from Washington, and competition from the trucking industry. But good news is on the horizon. According to Lance Fritz, chairman, president, and CEO of the venerable Union Pacific Railroad, trains are now speeding back to their rightful place in the U.S. economy, powered by cutting edge technology.