Douglas John Bowen

Douglas John Bowen

Douglas John Bowen is Managing Editor of RAILWAY AGE. He also served as Editor of Intermodal Age from 1989 to 1991, and has held various positions at Inbound Logistics magazine, High Speed Transport News, The Journal of Commerce, and CNN/Money. Bowen began his journalism career at the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey daily newspaper. A graduate of Rutgers University, Bowen resides in Hoboken, N.J. He served as president of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2010, serving on the NJ-ARP board from 1984 until 2012; he remains a member of the statewide organization.

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Monday, 22 December 2014 10:31

D.C. streetcar debut by New Year's eve?

All six of Washington, D.C.'s streetcars, including the youngest three delivered by United Streetcar, LLC, are undergoing what District Department of Transportation (DDOT) describes as pre-revenue operation, generating speculation that DDOT's H Street Line may open just before 2014 ends.

Monday, 22 December 2014 09:14

Anaheim streetcar assessment release delayed

An environmental assessment of Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC) streetcar plans, set to be released this year, won't be made public until 2015, Anaheim, Calif., city officials said.

Friday, 19 December 2014 12:43

Class I employment rises in November

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-November 2014 rose 4.07% to 169,845, from mid-November 2013, and also added 621 positions from mid-October 2014, a rise of 0.37%.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:07

North American freight rail gains continue

U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining over 2013 levels in the week ending Dec. 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 18.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:09

RailComm moves to new datacenter

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 it has "migrated to a new datacenter in response to increased operations through its hosted delivery service."

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:08

Auto Truck Group announces new facility

Auto Truck Group on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announced a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility in O'Fallon, Mo., set to open before month's end.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:35

45 G tax credit extended through 2014

U.S. Senate approval Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, of 45-G, by a 76-to-16 vote, has assured passage of the measure, part of H.R. 5771, The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, and providing a fiscal boost to freight railroads, particularly short line and regional operations.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:26

APTA: Rail powers 3Q transit ridership gains

More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association (APTA), releasing a report Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Rail transit ridership was a driving factor.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:00

TTC OKs station debit, credit card use

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers will be able to use debit and credit cards to purchase fares at fare booths beginning New Year's Day, 2015.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:27

Dearborn, Mich., dedicates transit center

Dearborn, Mich. Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr. presided at ceremonies Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 marking the debut of the city's new intermodal passenger rail station, the John D. Dingell Transit Center.

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