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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U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 11, 2012 fell 1.2% compared with the same week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 3.2% compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, as U.S. rail movement for the week resumed a yearlong standard trend.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:30

TSI opens new railcar repair shop

Transportation Services, Inc. (TSI) says it has opened its new railcar repair shop in Chadron, Neb., situated on the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad's lines, and with interchange access to both BNSF and Canadian Pacific.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:54

Caltrain grade separation work continues

Caltrain on Wednesday said the San Bruno Grade Separation Project, designed to improve safety at three rail crossings in downtown San Bruno, Calif., is nearing the halfway mark, with supports and bridges for the $147 million project now visible.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:25

Strato CEO gets Ernst & Young award

Ernst & Young LLP has honored Michael Foxx, CEO of Piscataway, N.J.-based railroad supplier Strato, Inc., with its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Industrial Products category in New Jersey.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:08

NEC: Beacon for better beyond the Northeast

It's official: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rules. The New York Times says so.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 09:29

FRA says PTC deadline won’t be met

The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec. 15, 2015, will not be met.

L.B. Foster Co. on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. to supply 11,000 of its CXT® Concrete Ties for the construction of an unloading facility at the Tesoro oil products refinery in Anacortes, Wash.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:43

San Diego revamping trolley routes

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:06

Wabtec to repower Metrolinx locomotives

Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $45 million contract with regional transportation authority Metrolinx to repower 11 locomotives with new engines and propulsion systems that meet significantly higher environmental standards. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2014, Wabtec said.

Norfolk Southern Monday said it has launched "a new television commercial that showcases the railroad's role as a creator of economic possibilities – a powerful force for growth among the industries and communities served by the line."

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