Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global trade. He has extensively reported on manufacturing, retailing, import/export, equity markets and other business subjects for the New York Daily News, the New York Times Co. and Standard & Poor’s. He also worked in a start-up supply chain unit of chemical producer BASF. He began his journalism career writing about sports for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Chirls holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University.

Railcar repair and lessor The Andersons announced the retirement of Rail Group executives Rasesh Shah, president, and Vice President of Sales Charles (Chuck) Brown.

Friday, 01 December 2017 10:34

Women in Rail 2017 – Sharon Greene, HDR

Sharon Greene of HDR has been at the forefront of innovation in rail transportation finance and infrastructure development for more than 40 years. Specializing in transportation economics, infrastructure finance and transportation planning, she has developed innovative financial strategies for rail and transit organizations and managed programs for transit, intercity and commuter rail, as well as freight and goods movement.

Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

STB modifies rules in rate review process

The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday issued a final rule in Expediting Rate Cases, Docket No. EP 733, to help improve and expedite the rate review process.

Fergus joined Genesee & Wyoming in 2005 and not long after was named one of the youngest female General Counsels in the history of the U.S. rail industry.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:30

Weekly rail volume inches ahead

Freight traffic for U.S. railroads for the week ending November 25 was 463,602 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4% compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.

As Assistant Superintendent – Way & Structures, Chiu developed and built the team for Port Authority Trans-Hudson’s (PATH’s) newest unit, Logistics and Rail Planning, which is responsible for coordination of the different capital projects at PATH; providing executive management with key information for decision-making, and managing staff who oversee the coordination of the major real estate development projects around PATH.

At Norfolk Southern, Carter had to overcome the challenge of working in an industry that has been dominated for years by men.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:32

Panel rejects Vancouver crude-by-rail terminal

A proposal to build a crude-by-rail transload terminal at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., was unanimously rejected Tuesday by a state energy panel, the latest setback for energy-related rail development in the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:10

Women in Rail 2017 – Caroline Decker, Amtrak

Decker, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, leads her team with great care, balancing multiple stakeholders and priorities against limited resources with professionalism and authenticity. All who work with her value her discipline and clarity of thought, which are apparent in everything she does. She is vital to many aspects of what Amtrak accomplishes.

Chin has worked in program and project management at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more than 25 years. During that time, she was and continues to be instrumental in deploying new technology systems to provide better service delivery, customer service and operational safety.

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