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, 25 September 2017 13:48

CSX, industry promote Rail Safety Week

Jacksonville-based CSX this week is partnering with Operation Lifesaver and the rail industry on Rail Safety Week Sept. 25-30, to raise public awareness about how to be safe around railroad tracks.

Monday, 25 September 2017 13:22

CSX makes Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Even as some of its customers wait for their objections to service issues to be sustained, CSX was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the seventh consecutive year.

Monday, 25 September 2017 09:08

Back-to-school CP safety program under way

Canadian Pacific is hoping its annual back-to-school safety message finds students, parents and caregivers before a train does.

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:15

FedEx cuts ribbon at Tradepoint Atlantic

Tradepoint Atlantic, the multimodal logistics center near Baltimore, announced the completion of FedEx Ground’s new distribution facility at Sparrows Point.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:18

While U.S. carloads wane, Canada volumes gain

Canadian railroads posted historic volume while U.S. railroads saw carloads reverse mostly year-long gains, as the Association of American Railroads said U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 16 totaled 530,774 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.4% from the same week a year ago.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:15

WSP honored for California rail projects

WSP USA, the former WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, made significant contributions on rail projects which recently received awards from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).

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.

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