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.

Monday, 03 April 2017 09:36

CSX fuel tax suit dismissed

A U.S. District Court Judge in Alabama dismissed a lawsuit by CSX alleging a state tax on diesel fuel discriminated against railroads.

Friday, 31 March 2017 10:26

MARTA adds services after I-85 collapse

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is adding trains to accommodate an expected surge in riders after a fire destroyed a heavily-traveled segment of Interstate 85.

Friday, 31 March 2017 09:23

FreightCar America idling Roanoke plant

Due to a downturn in new railcar business, FreightCar America will shut down production at its Roanoke, Va. facility in June.

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has appointed David Friss  Director of Process Improvement.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:17

Amtrak adds Acela Express Sunday train

Amtrak is expanding its Acela Express service in April.

The future of a bill aimed at regulating Brightline, South Florida’s private passenger rail operation, is in question after a House committee this week postponed a vote on the measure.

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday approved legislation involving passenger rail.

The American Public Transportation Association called on the Trump Administration to fully fund the FAST Act for fiscal 2017 and 2018, and said public transit must be part of the administration’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment.

The Trump administration should make infrastructure investment a priority, a Class I railroad executive told a U.S. port conference.

CN and Duluth Cargo Connect announced a new alliance establishing the first rail-served intermodal container ramp in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wisc.

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