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 September 2012 10:24

GWI August traffic down from 2011

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Monday said its August traffic volume fell 4.5% measured against the same month a year ago, with third-quarter 2012 traffic to date down 5.2%.

Excluding 2,932 carloads from GWI railroads acquired within the last 12 months, same-railroad traffic in August 2012 decreased 8.7% compared with August 2011, the company said.

Farm & food products traffic decreased 3,318 carloads primarily due to reduced shipments in GWI's Australia and Illinois Regions. The shipment decline in the Australia Region was primarily due to an accelerated shipping schedule earlier in 2012, as well as a mechanical failure at an export grain terminal in Adelaide, South Australia. The farm & food products shipment decline in the Illinois Region was primarily due to elevated traffic in 2011 associated with carloads diverted around flooding in the Midwest.

GWI said its other commodity group traffic decreased primarily due to no overhead coal shipments in GWI's Ohio Region.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is expected to select Brookville Equipment Corp. to provide two modern streetcars for the proposed Oak Cliff streetcar project. DART's Board of Directors may make the decision sometime this month. Preliminary approval by a DART oversight committee for a contract totaling about $9.4 million may occur this week.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:37

Cincinnati streetcar startup date slips

The debut of Cincinnati's $110 million, 4.9-mile streetcar line will occur in mid-2015, not in late 2014 as originally planned.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:41

Simmons-Boardman, RailAdvisor join forces

Railway Age, International Railway Journal, and Railway Track & Structures are very pleased to announce their partnership with RailAdvisor to bring you the world's railway information in a more concise and global manner than ever before.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:33

FreightCar America names Klamar vp-sourcing

FreightCar America, Inc. said Tuesday it has named Jeffrey Klamar vice president, sourcing. Klamar will be based at FreightCar America's Chicago headquarters.

Monday, 10 September 2012 09:09

MBTA frets over delayed equipment delivery

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officials remain concerned—as they have throughout 2012—that Hyundai Rotem will lag behind its projected delivery of 75 bilevel cars, worth $190 million, by up to two years.

Monday, 10 September 2012 08:23

Portland streetcar expansion nears opening

The Portland Streetcar will expand service into the city's east side Saturday, Sept. 22, bringing streetcar service east of the Willamette River. The system will become a two-line service at that time.

Friday, 07 September 2012 11:31

Trinity Industries buys manufacturing sites

Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc. late Thursday announced it will purchase 665,000 square feet of heavy manufacturing capacity from DMI Industries, a subsidiary of Fargo, N.D.-based Otter Tail Corp., for $20 million. The facilities are located in West Fargo, N.D., Tulsa, Okla., and Fort Erie, Ontario.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:06

U.S. ends August with mixed traffic results

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Sept. 1 declined 3.4% measured against the comparable week of 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. But U.S. intermodal continued its winning streak, up a robust 6.5% during the week compared with one year ago.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:42

Twin Cities symbolic link ties two LRT lines

Work crews Wednesday joined the Central Corridor light rail transit track, under construction mostly in St. Paul, Minn., to existing Hiawatha LRT track when they welded the two lines together between the Metrodome and Cedar Riverside LRT stations in Minneapolis.

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