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, 26 July 2012 08:05

Western extension of Phoenix LRT OK’d

Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Wednesday approved plans for the "Phoenix West" extension of Valley METRO light rail transit.

Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:58

In New York, ESA tunnel work is completed

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says tunnel boring for its East Side Access project has been completed, clearing the way for infrastructure work, including laying track, for eventual Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:24

Denver RTD approves LRT extension to Aurora

Denver's Regional Transportation District on Tuesday unanimously approved a design-build contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to extend RTD's light rail system to Aurora, Colo.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:03

L.B. Foster gets Honolulu rail contract

L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) passenger transit system in Hawaii.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:59

Wabtec sets record 2Q earnings and sales

Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said it notched record earnings and sales in its second quarter, as the company increased its earnings guidance for the full year.

Rail Logistics Tuesday said that due to "continued growth," the company's Cold Train service is expanding its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot containers (built by Hyundai), and will also be expanding its service territory this year.

Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday that it and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe has signed an option to supply 20 additional Flexity Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester's (TfGM's) Metrolink system.

Orders and deliveries of railcars showed strength in the second quarter, according to the Railway Supply Institute's American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee.

Monday, 23 July 2012 09:40

GWI set to acquire RailAmerica, Inc.

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. The all-cash acquisition, at $27.50 per share, would amount to roughly $1.4 billion.

The Arlington County Board in Virginia voted Saturday to spend $2.4 billion during the next decade for numerous infrastructure projects, including investment in its two streetcar lines, each extending from Metrorail's Pentagon City Station.

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