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.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Railhead signs with RailMarketplace

Railhead Corp. announced that it has signed a three-year contract with RailMarketplace, an e-commerce exchange created by BNSF Railway, CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific Railroad.

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:10

Cohn back as chair of sulphur trade group

The Sulphur Institute announced that Jack Cohn, Senior Vice President and Industry Unit Leader at Savage Services Corp., has assumed responsibilities as Chairman of the Washington-based trade organization.

Friday, 06 October 2017 08:56

Heat's on as BrightLine adds new trainset

BrightLine, the privately-funded passenger rail start-up, took delivery of BrightRed, its fifth trainset, and announced a marketing partnership as the official train service of the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:28

WSDOT expands Cascades services

Ahead of the year-end holidays, the Washington State Department of Transportation is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily round-trips between Seattle and Portland.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:17

Cambridge Systematics turns 45

Transit and transportation planning and development consultant Cambridge Systematics is celebrating 45 years as an industry consultant.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 09:30

Amtrak says it's "Ready to Build"

Long starved of funding and subject to Washington’s political whims, Amtrak is taking its message to the public with the “Ready To Build” campaign, a series of short films showcasing five critical investments it says are vital to “the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.”

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:12

CTA celebrates 70th anniversary

The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated its 70th anniversary Oct. 1, the date when in 1947 the public agency started as owner and operator of what is the current Chicago Transit Authority bus and ‘L’ train service.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:01

Puerto Rico gets FTA relief funding

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which caused the worst devastation Puerto Rico has seen in 80 years, the Federal Transit Administration awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to support public transit systems on the island.

Monday, 02 October 2017 13:39

Wabtec picks up AM General

Wabtec Corp. has acquired AM General Contractor, a Europe-based manufacturer of safety systems, mainly for transit rail cars. Based in Europe, AM has annual sales of about $25 million.

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced the addition of Elavon, a provider of secure payment processing solutions and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, to its Member Discount Program.

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