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.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:36

Amtrak campaign takes pain out of travel

Amtrak has launched a new marketing campaign, “Break the Travel Quo,” to remind consumers of the ease and convenience of rail travel over air and car.

Monday, 18 September 2017 22:44

Progress Rail updates Seeing Machines pact

INDIANAPOLIS: Progress Rail, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed an updated Master Development Agreement with Seeing Machines, a specialist in computer vision technologies. The new exclusive agreement provides the framework to ready the companies’ fatigue monitoring solution for commercial use in rail applications.

INDIANAPOLIS – It will likely be 2018 before Congress makes good on President Trump’s pledge to pass an infrastructure spending bill, according to a member of his inner circle, just one item on a long waiting list of legislative issues concerning the rail industry.

Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Metra marks 40 years for F40PH locomotive

Metra unveiled a special wrap on one of its F40PH locomotives, commemorating 40 years of continuous passenger service for the power mainstay of the Chicago agency’s passenger fleet.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Narrow gains for U.S. carloads

Traffic on U.S. railroads totaled 486,474 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.8% compared with the same week in 2016.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:38

Pan Am partners on new Canada-US intermodal

Pan Am Railways is partnering with port operator DP World and Canada’s Port Saint John on direct intermodal rail service to the U.S. Northeast.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:49

Greenbrier produces 50,000th covered hopper

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Sept. 13 announced production of its 50,000th covered hopper, just months after it reached a major intermodal mark.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:44

CSX, NS restart after Hurricane Irma

Railroads restarted some services in Florida following Hurricane Irma, and began to assess damage throughout the southeast region.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:11

Hub Group offers rail and truck tracking tool

Transportation management provider Hub Group has launched Hub Group Connect, a multimodal tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:27

New M/W systems from MRT Holdings

MRT Holdings has introduced two new systems designed to help freight railroads and transit agencies improve track geometry inspection operations and work-zone sign management.

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