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, 30 December 2014 14:31

Atlanta Streetcar debuts before year's end

Just beating a deadline vowed last April by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the 2.7-mile Atlanta Streetcar began passenger operations Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, fulfilling a pledge to begin service before the end of the year.

Monday, 29 December 2014 16:18

Trial balloon on PATH cutbacks draws fire

New Jersey interests, ranging from the mayors of Jersey City and Hoboken to the statewide rail passenger advocacy group, slammed a proposal slipped under the holiday weekend news radar by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) to consider several options downgrading PATH rapid transit service, which links New York and New Jersey urban points.

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:01

Mudslide nixes Sound Transit service

Seattle's Sound Transit pre-emptively annulled train service Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, anticipating disruptions due to forecast heavy rain. Its action proved wise, as mudslides affected BNSF right-of-way, over which Sound Transit service runs.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:56

STB: Massachusetts can buy short line assets

The Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 gave preliminary approval to Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to acquire "certain physical railroad assets" from Canaan, Conn.-based short line Housatonic Railroad Co., Inc.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:00

Charleston, S.C., area groups seek streetcars

Add Charleston, S.C., to the list of U.S. cities pondering reinstallation of streetcar service, at least on an unofficial level.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 09:04

Atlanta streetcar to open Dec. 30

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, that the 2.7-mile Atlanta streetcar line would be officially launched for service on Dec. 30, fulfilling a pledge by the mayor last April to open the line before the end of 2014.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:09

Detroit M-1 Rail finalizes tax credit funding

Supporters of Detroit's M-1 (or M1) streetcar project said Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, that agreements had been "finalized for the second phase of an approximately $40 million total in New Markets Tax Credit [NMTC] financing."

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%.

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