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, 11 February 2014 10:37

Amtrak adds WiFI to Chicago hub services

AmtrakConnect, the national passenger railroad's WiFI service, now is available to customers traveling on seven routes linked to Amtrak's Chicago hub.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:01

FTA to Cincinnati: Consider more streetcar

Current anti-rail forces notwithstanding, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) appears to be encouraging Cincinnati to begin planning to extend its starter streetcar line, the latter currently under construction.

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:38

Phase One WMATA Silver Line work completed

Phase 1 construction and testing of Washington, D.C.'s Silver Line Metro project has been completed, according to documents submitted by contractors on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

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Friday, 07 February 2014 10:47

PTC needs prompt PATH weekend closure

PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) said.

Friday, 07 February 2014 09:17

At high or low speed, a safety need

As the U.S. bolsters its passenger rail options, from high speed rail startups to streetcar revivals, those designing the safest land transport mode seek to make it safer still.

U.S. freight rail traffic declined during the week ending Feb. 1, 2014, but gained ground during the month of January, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 6.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:18

LIRR's largest union OKs strike

Long Island Rail Road riders may have to brace for a strike as early as next month, following a unanimous vote Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, by the LIRR's largest union authorizing a strike.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:05

Tacoma OKs LRT extension plan

Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council has formally endorsed its preferred route for extending the city's existing 1.6-mile Link Light Rail (often defined by some as a streetcar) operated by Sound Transit.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:48

Report: New Haven Line seriously underfunded

Connecticut officials demanding meetings and answers from Metro-North Railroad and parent Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) might pause before leveling bombast, if a new report by the Regional Plan Association carries any weight.

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