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, 27 December 2012 11:44

Near year’s end, U.S. freight traffic gains

U.S. freight carload traffic, falling short of 2011 totals through most of this year, notched a 0.9% rise in the week ending Dec. 22, 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. More in keeping with overall 2012 trends, U.S. intermodal volume for the week also advanced, up 10.2% when measured against the comparable week in 2011.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:16

Berkshire Hathaway completes short line sales

Berkshire Hathaway has divested a second short line, the White City Terminal Union Railway, ahead of a schedule set by the Surface Transportation Board earlier this year, as part of the company's acquisition in 2010 of BNSF Railway. 
Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:52

Indiana Rail Road promotes three

Indiana Rail Road President and CEO Tom Hoback has announced key promotions in senior management, along with expanded duties in the railroad's marketing department.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:26

ARDA readies 2013 Executive Forum

The American Railway Development Association (ARDA) late Wednesday announced that registration for the ARDA 2013 Executive Forum is now available. The forum will be held February 12-13, 2013, in BNSF's Network Operations Center (NOC) Viewing Gallery, at 2600 Lou Menk Drive, Fort Worth, Tex., 76131.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:02

Delay seen for AMT service addition

Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) reportedly will not increase frequency on its Vaudreuil-Hudson regional rail line until 2014. AMT originally had hoped to bolster service early in 2013.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:44

Phoenix Valley Metro avoids LRT strike

Valley Metro light rail transit service will be available on New Year's Eve, following an interim agreement between local labor and the LRT contract operator.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:55

Latest (and longest) China HSR line opens

China Wednesday morning began high speed rail service connecting Beijing, the capital, with Guangzhou, in the nation's southeast, according to The New York Times.

Friday, 21 December 2012 10:37

GO Transit extends Bombardier contracts

Bombardier Transportation said Friday Metrolinx/GO Transit has exercised options for 10 years of fleet operations and maintenance services for its regional rail system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The value of the two contracts, which are extended to 2023, is approximately C$927 million CDN (US$937 million), Bombardier said.

Friday, 21 December 2012 09:53

Detroit transport authority signed into law

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed into law creation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for Detroit.
Friday, 21 December 2012 09:31

Back on the table: Buffalo LRT expansion

Buffalo, N.Y., has tapped Los Angeles-based AECOM to evaluate transportation expansion alternatives on behalf of Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, with Light Rail Transit, streetcars, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) all under consideration.
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