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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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (POCCA) has received a $10 million federal grant toward its Nueces River Rail Yard Expansion project. The grant comes from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program of the United States Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 07:53

Alabama port railway gets GenSet switcher

R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives Wednesday said an RP14BD GenSet Switcher is destined for the Alabama State Port Authority's Terminal Railway (TASD).

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 07:26

William D. Kennedy, 69

William D. Kennedy, an internationally recognized expert on tunnel ventilation who was instrumental in the development of tunnel ventilation systems for road and rail tunnels worldwide, died on June 23 at the age of 69.

Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos, or CPTM), a Brazilian regional (commuter) rail company owned by the Sao Paulo State Secretariat for Metropolitan Transports. CPTM has an option to acquire additional locomotives.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:39

Bombardier affirms BART option

Bombardier Transportation Tuesday affirmed an option order worth about $266 million placed by BART for 150 additional rail cars.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:09

Blaine Emerson Capehart, 104

Blaine Emerson Capehart, a key member of Capehart Scatchard, died June 23 at age 104.

MTA Long Island Rail Road will discontinue three evening rush-hour trains, and adjust the schedule of others, beginning July 9 in order to facilitate ongoing East Side Access (ESA) construction in Long Island City, Queens, N.Y. (Sunnyside Yard).

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 07:42

Port of Stockton hails track connection

California's Port of Stockton on Monday said it was "pleased to announce the completion of 3,347 feet of new track on the Port's West Complex ." The port implemented the improvement "in conjunction with its switch carrier railroad Central California Traction Company (CCT)."

U.S. Class I railroads employed 161,191 workers in mid-May, down 0.42% from the previous month (161,876), but still ahead of March's 160,523 workers employed, according to data provided by the Surface Transportation Board.

Amtrak on Monday announced Jason D. Molfetas is the company's new chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. Molfetas will report directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.

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