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.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:30

Amtrak restores Texas Eagle service

Amtrak has restored some Texas passenger services after rain and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:16

Union Pacific begins repairs after Harvey

Union Pacific said it has begun the process of inspecting and repairing track and other infrastructure following the destructive effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Amid suspended operations throughout the region, Union Pacific pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:51

Harvey flooding disrupts Amtrak, Metro rail

Catastrophic rain and flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey has disrupted Amtrak and Houston Metro transit services.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:48

Williams new FTA Deputy Administrator

K. Jane Williams, a veteran of two GOP administrations, has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 12:56

GE, Port of LA expand data program

The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding a digital supply chain pilot program to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the port.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 10:53

Purple Line P3 breaks ground

The Maryland Transit Administration on Monday broke ground on the $2-billion Purple Line light rail line connecting the Washington suburbs, the largest public-private transit project in the United States.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:38

Hurricane shuts down SE Texas rail lines

Railroads serving Houston and the surrounding region have suspended service as heavy rain and flooding following Hurricane Harvey continues to rake the region.

Monday, 28 August 2017 13:28

Amtrak unveils Siemens Midwest Charger

The first Amtrak Midwest Charger locomotives were unveiled Monday in Chicago, and have started revenue operations in in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Monday, 28 August 2017 09:28

Grant funds short line hazmat training

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to create a Hazardous Materials Training Academy.

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