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, 18 February 2014 10:24

Courts clash over California HSR

A California appeals court has put on hold an earlier legal order by a Superior Court judge halting funding of California's high speed rail project, saying it will review the matter over funding.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:00

Florida funds to aid FEC airport access

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 a financial package of up to $215 million to assist construction of a rail station at Orlando International Airport.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:37

Atlanta gets first two Siemens S70 streetcars

The first Siemens S70 streetcar destined to ply the streets of downtown Atlanta arrived in Georgia's capital city Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, while a second car was slated to arrive on the property Tuesday.

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that a North American railroad yard in Kansas City, Kan., has added a remote control derail system to the diesel shop.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:33

Back to mixed results for U.S. freight traffic

Resuming a pattern predominant through 2013, U.S. intermodal volume gained ground, while U.S. carload freight fell short, during the week ending Feb. 8, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 13.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:11

NS CBR train derails in Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern crude-by-rail (CBR) train derailed in Pennsylvania Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, resulting in oil leakage from three tank cars. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:13

Winston-Salem ponders streetcar project

Following Charlotte's lead in North Carolina, and perhaps pacing similar efforts in Raleigh-Durham, the Winston-Salem City Council's Public Works Committee has approved a streetcar proposal.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:16

Fly/drive focus aids U.S. weather wimpdom

The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked from behind. It is, as I write this, a gorgeous day for those of us who don't have to drive. Or fly. And the trains were running – a good thing, since I can't walk across the Hudson River. It's not cold enough. It's not the worst winter I've ever lived.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:50

RSICTC to USDOT: We’re tired of waiting

The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to get moving on new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol. 
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:39

Deadline nears for ASLRRA award nominations

Nominations are still being accepted for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2014 awards honoring marketing, safety, and improvement – but the deadline of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, is near.

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