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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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:30

STB will weigh GWI/RailAmerica merger

The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday said it "accepts for consideration the application filed August 6, 2012, by Genesee and Wyoming Inc. (GWI) and RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica), seeking Board approval for the acquisition of RailAmerica by GWI. "

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:03

DDOT: 20 responses on streetcar development

Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) said Tuesday its Request for Information (RFI) involving streetcar system development received 20 responses, "far exceeding our expectations," according to DDOT Director Terry Bellamy.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 08:35

CN: More freight cars, containers, in 2012

CN Wednesday said it plans to begin acquiring more than 2,200 new freight cars and 1,300 containers by the end of this year "to support traffic growth and improve customer service.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 07:35

Bombardier Chinese order is adjusted

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has accepted a variation order by the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR).

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:22

BNSF touts Bakken field capacity expansion

BNSF Railway said Tuesday it has increased capacity this year to enable the railroad to haul 1 million barrels of oil per day out of the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:12

MBTA readies mobile app ticket purchasing

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Monday initiated a pilot project to allow passenger rail riders to purchase and display their tickets on smart phones.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 07:54

Thales awarded Norwegian rail contract

Thales said Tuesday Jernbaneverket (JBV), the Norwegian rail administration, awarded a framework agreement to deliver a new interlocking system, The initial 33 million euro ($41.5 million) phase includes three signaling projects, involving the Sandnes-Stavanger line, the Ganddal cargo terminal, and Høvik station.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is alerting U.S. transit operators "to prepare to meet new federal regulations that the Department plans on proposing in the near future. " LaHood offered the notice in a letter dated Aug. 28.

The Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA) says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed state House Bill HB4078, strongly backed by the association, “which allows the Illinois Toll Highway Authority to use all of its existing powers to construct railroad tracks.” Such authority is generally, and often explicitly, banned in many states within the U.S.

Friday, 31 August 2012 08:57

In praise of Metro-North Railroad

Railway Age Publisher Jonathan Chalon and I were in the field Aug. 29 visiting a short line railroad in New England, a pleasant and informative experience in itself that we'll report on in the near future. But I got the two-fer that day: I met Jonathan in New Canaan, Conn., courtesy of Metro-North Railroad, one of the best regional passenger railroads in North America.

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