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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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:54

FTA gives OK for Detroit M-1 project

The Federal Transit Administration has given its environmental approval for Detroit to construct an initial 3.3-mile streetcar line along Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to the New Center area.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:36

Kansas City to piggyback streetcar order

Kansas City officials say they'll seek streetcar rolling stock through options already held by Cincinnati or Salt Lake City, which are advancing their own streetcar lines.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:13

Sample Trade Show Story

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two men on Monday (Feb. 22) who had been planning to bomb a Via Rail Canada passenger train. One was arrested in Toronto and one near Montreal following a lengthy counter-terrorism investigation, “Project SMOOTH,” that began in August 2012 and included the FBI.
Monday, 22 April 2013 14:55

Attack on VIA Rail train thwarted

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two men April 22 who had been planning to bomb a Via Rail Canada passenger train. One was arrested in Toronto and one near Montreal following a lengthy counter-terrorism investigation, “Project SMOOTH,” that began in August 2012 and included the FBI.

Monday, 22 April 2013 14:06

CN 1Q earnings slip but beat Street

CN Monday reported first-quarter net income of C$555 million, or C$1.30 per diluted share, down from net income of C$775 million, or C$1.75 per diluted share, in the first-quarter of 2012.

Figures released Monday by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,059 people in mid-March, up 0.66% from March 2012, and up 831 people, or 0.51% from last February.

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:57

Key Brooklyn subway stop nears reopening

MTA New York City Transit will reopen its Smith-Ninth Street subway stop in Brooklyn Friday morning, April 26, following almost two years of repair work and nearly one year past its initial expected reopening.

Friday, 19 April 2013 09:59

Two GO Transit routes to go more often

Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area's GO Transit said Friday it would offer headways of 30 minutes throughout weekdays, and add more weekend service, on its Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West routes. Current headways average every hour on both route, though rush-hour service is more fequent.

Friday, 19 April 2013 09:29

STB: CHSRA falls under our purview

The Surface Transportation Board late Thursday said it “has jurisdiction over the California High-Speed Rail Authority's proposed construction of the California High-Speed Train System, including the approximately 65-mile section that it proposes to construct between Merced, California, and Fresno, California.”

Kansas City Southern early Friday reported first-quarter revenue of $553 million, up 1% from the comparable quarter in 2012 and a record. Net income was $94 million, or 94 cents per diluted share, up 25% compared with $75 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, in the comparable 2012 quarter, and beating Wall Street consensus estimates by three cents.

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