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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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.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:51

AAR notes U.S. freight traffic gains

U.S. freight carload traffic rose 0.6% in the week ending May 11, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 16, as U.S. intermodal volume continued its winning ways, up 3.9%, combining for a winning week overall, with total U.S. traffic up 2.1%.

Additional Long Island Rail Road service on the Port Washington branch, including access to Grand Central Terminal in 2019, would include the branch's namesake terminus in North Hempstead, N.Y., but the municipality is fretting over the loss of train station parking space instead.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:57

Charlotte revisits streetcar extension

Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council is weighing revival of a stalled 2.5-mile streetcar plan, shelved earlier this year after pressure from state-level officials combined with acrimony between the council and Mayor Anthony Foxx.

Milwaukee is one of at least three U.S. cities pursuing streetcar development despite questioning, and sometimes outright opposition, from those cities' state governments, and Wisconsin's largest urban municipality is adjusting its plans accordingly.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:48

AMT, CN in talks on Deux-Montagnes line

CN is holding discussions with Montreal's Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) on the possible sale of CN's Deux-Montagnes line, including the Mount Royal tunnel, used by AMT regional trains.

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, May 15, it is a "lead participant" in the first International Symposium on Rolling Stock, to commence Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:42

Knorr-Bremse opens Maryland plant

Knorr-Bremse has opened its new Rail Vehicle Systems plant in Westminster, Md., in order to cope with "ongoing growth of the U.S. mass transit market and of three current major orders for HVAC systems."

MARTA’s Board of Directors authorized a revised contract Monday, May, 13, with URS Energy and Construction, Inc. to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar, with the total price now set at $59 million, up from $52.2 million.

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