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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Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:49

Last leg of Denver I-225 LRT to get under way

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for the the last segment of the 10.5-mile I-225 light rail transit line extending through Aurora, Colo.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:29

PATH readies full weekend service restoration

Weekend PATH service between the World Trade Center and Exchange Place in Jersey City is scheduled to resume Friday evening, completing the final phase of service restoration to the system following disruption due to Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29, 2012.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:58

Eastern Region Rail Crossing Conference set

The New England Railroad Club and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold the 2013 Eastern Region Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Conference and Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., April 16-18.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:22

Harsco Rail notes new orders

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. said Tuesday it has secured several new orders in its Harsco Rail track maintenance group, including four new equipment orders from China. Terms of the orders were not disclosed.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:27

Sequestration: Shared pain may do some good

Here's one observer not sweating sequestration or its effects overmuch, at least not from the transportation point of view.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:36

Florida county affirms 2014 referendum

Pinellas County, Fla., commissioners Tuesday approved putting a transit sales tax referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. The vote was 5-to-1.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:35

OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:14

St. Louis ponders downtown streetcar system

Citizen advocates in St. Louis are advancing a streetcar plan to connect the city's downtown with the Central West End as part of an economic development plan.

Monday, 25 February 2013 12:37

NS to discontinue some Roanoke operations

Norfolk Southern said Monday it will cease regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., effective immediately. The move will eliminate 140 positions, NS said.

Monday, 25 February 2013 11:48

State funds for Fort Lauderdale streetcar?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has championed cost-cutting during his administration, and rejected federal efforts to advance high speed rail in the Sunshine State. But Scott has allowed SunRail regional rail service to advance in the Orlando metropolitan area, and now seems willing to assist Fort Lauderdale's efforts to establish streetcar service.

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