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, 04 December 2012 09:21

Amtrak, VIA Rail, CN reach Maple Leaf accord

Amtrak's Maple Leaf will continue to use the upper level of the Whirlpool Bridge, linking Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, following an agreement aimed at keeping the bridge in serviceable condition.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:50

Graham named Greenbrier Cos. Exec VP

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Tuesday announced Martin Graham will join the company on Jan. 2, 2013, as executive vice president of Materials Management, Engineering and Operations for Greenbrier Manufacturing North America. He will report to Alejandro Centurion, president of Greenbrier manufacturing for North America.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:17

Protran Technology, QinetiQ in partnership

Protran Technology said Tuesday it and QinetiQ North America have partnered to provide the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail (CWR) for testing and evaluation.
Monday, 03 December 2012 08:37

NJT Gladstone Branch resumes service

New Jersey Transit Monday resumed morning service on its Gladstone Branch, located in north-central New Jersey, five weeks after the line suffered extensive damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.
Monday, 03 December 2012 08:08

DART extends Blue, Orange LRT lines

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Monday morning opened two more rail segments on its light rail transit system.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, the Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. (CUOH), has signed a long-term agreement to serve the $900 million natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionation hub being constructed in Scio, Ohio, by Utica East Ohio Midstream, LLC.
Friday, 30 November 2012 12:56

Train plunges off rail bridge in New Jersey

A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car was leaking vinyl chloride, a toxic and flammable substance. The incident is under investigation.
A Washington, D.C. high school Thursday was designated a historic landmark, adding one more obstacle to the city's proposed initial streetcar line.
Friday, 30 November 2012 09:46

Metrolinx OKs Mississauga LRT plan

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx Thursday signaled its official support for light rail transit beyond the traditional Toronto market, approving plans for a 14.2-mile, C$1.6 billion light rail line in Mississauga, Ontario, west of Toronto.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:51

For U.S. rail freight, more of the same mix

The Association of American Railroads Thursday once more reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic, this time for the week ending Nov. 24, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 4.6% measured against the comparable week in 2011, but U.S. intermodal volume continued its momentum, up 1.9% for the week.
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