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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Friday, 26 October 2012 11:05

BART taps Cubic for fare collection system

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), expanding its system from its namesake territory into California's Silicon Valley, has awarded a $10 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., to install a regionally interoperable Clipper® Card payment system to its new customers.

Friday, 26 October 2012 09:15

Santa Ana next in line for LRT?

Expanding light rail transit reach in the Los Angeles basin could next include a 20-mile LRT line from LA's Union Station to downtown Santa Ana, in Orange County, Calif.

Friday, 26 October 2012 08:27

Iowa Pacific eyes Adirondack tourist train

Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to establish tourist passenger service on the Adirondack Railroad, linking its namesake state park in upstate New York to New York City with Pullman sleeping car service.

Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:51

U.S. freight slump hits more commodity groups

For the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, a key difference in the continuing slump in U.S. freight carload traffic is the number of commodity groups affected, according to data released Thursday by the Association of American Railroads.

American Railcar Industries, Inc. late Wednesday reported third-quarter net earnings of $14 million, or 66 cents per share, which ARI said was "a new quarterly record," and up dramatically from $4 million, or 19 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2011.

Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:06

Islanders to Brooklyn: Net(s) plus for rail

Studies suggest that new sports arenas, or relocation of professional sports teams, don't really benefit or bolster a local economy. Perhaps, instead, they reflect the locale's existing health. So it seems for Brooklyn (Brooklyn is back!), in three years to be home to the National Hockey League's New York Islanders. But an underlying reason—in this case, literally under—is the superior rail access.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:48

Anaheim City Council OKs streetcar proposal

The Anaheim, Calif., City Council, in a split 3-2 vote, has advanced a 3.2-mile streetcar plan that would serve, among other points, the original Disneyland.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of C$224 million (US$226 million), or C$1.30 per diluted share, up 20% from C$187 million, or C$1.10 a share, it notched in the third quarter of 2011. That surpassed Wall Street consensus expectations of C$1.23 per share.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:37

Toronto subway extension faces delay

A Toronto Transit Commission report prepared Oct. 10, scheduled to be released Wednesday during a TTC meeting, says the TTC's Toronto-York Spadina subway extension will be completed about one year behind schedule, moving the opening date back to roughly autumn, 2016.

Norfolk Southern Tuesday afternoon reported net income of $402 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, down 27% compared with $554 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011. But earnings per share surpassed by one penny Wall Street consensus analysts' latest target of $1.23 per share.

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