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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A shortage of qualified engineers is causing annulments of SEPTA regional rail service trains, with some SEPTA employees predicting the problem will become more acute.

The long-running political struggle over Maryland's Purple Line light rail transit proposal became more complex as state officials pledged $280 million to the project, but said private funding would likely be required as well.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:39

Edmonton taps Axion for rail ties

Axion International Holdings, Inc. said May 22 that it has received a purchase order for ECOTRAX specialty rail ties from Edmonton Transit System, to be applied on the Albertan capital's light rail transit system.

Figures released Tuesday, May 21, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,775 people in mid-April, up 1.11% from April 2012, and up 716 people, or 0.44%, from the previous month of March.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:24

New Haven Line set to reopen

Expediting repairs on 2,000 feet of right-of-way, including track restoration, reinstalled signals, and catenary replacement, Metro-North said it expects to restore full service on its New Haven Line on Wednesday, May 22. Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between Boston and New York also is expected to resume Wednesday.

A judge has rejected the environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed Metrolink line from Riverside to Perris, ruling that the Riverside County (Calif.) Transportation Commission failed to address such issues as train wheel noise and pedestrian safety.

Monday, 20 May 2013 07:22

Weekend surprise: Talkin’ transit

The reaction my face registered (he later recounted) was remarkable when he said, “I’m in public transit.”

Friday, 17 May 2013 08:25

MARC to add weekend Penn Line service

Maryland MARC train weekend service on the agency's Penn Line (Northeast Corridor) could begin this summer, funded by a new transportation law boosting revenue from the state's gas tax, state officials said Thursday, May 16.

Friday, 17 May 2013 07:58

NYCT Rockaway Branch to reopen May 30

Full subway service on the A line to the Rockaways in Queens, N.Y., will resume on May 30, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority twittered Thursday, May 16, preceding a formal announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 14:56

NCTD: SPRINTER to resume May 18

The North County Transit District (NCTD) announced Thursday, May 16, its SPRINTER diesel light rail transit (DLRT) service would resume operations at 4:33 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday, May 18, restoring rail service to northern San Diego County, Calif., that has been suspended for two months.
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