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.

Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:03

Avalanche closes Montana line again

Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:16

California registry seeks HSR vendors

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has launched ConnectHSR, a free online vendor registry to help connect businesses with opportunities in the state’s high-speed passenger rail project.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:47

NTSB: Bad axle caused BNSF collision

A broken axle led to a collision between two BNSF trains that touched off a crude oil spill and fire, a National Transportation Safety Board probe has found.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 14:07

New Orleans Public Belt for sale

A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:16

Patriots parade record day for MBTA rail

The New England Patriots’ record fifth Super Bowl win turned into a record-breaking day for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:04

LTK Engineering builds rail vehicle team

LTK Engineering Services announced a series of promotions to its management team.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 16:53

GOP targets California rail grants

California’s Congressional Republicans are calling on the Trump Administration to block $647 million in new grants for electrification on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. This project, part of the Caltrain Modernization Program, is only loosely connected to the California High Speed Rail Authority San Francisco-Los Angeles High Speed Rail project.

Virginia is seeking a consultant to manage the rail portion of its $1.4 billion Atlantic Gateway multimodal project connecting Washington and Fredericksburg, Va.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:36

DC scrapping “least reliable” cars

Washington, D.C.'s Metro transit system plans to retire its problematic 4000-series cars beginning later this month.

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