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, 10 December 2014 10:21

Advocates release Ontario HSR study

A "previously unreleased" high speed rail pre-feasibility study was highlighted on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 by High Speed Rail Canada, an advocacy group, which urged the Ontario provincial government to advance London-Kitchener-Toronto high speed rail service.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:58

Milwaukee adds to streetcar proposal

A Milwaukee Common Council committee voted on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, to advance Mayor Tom Barrett's plan for two tax incremental financing districts (TIF) to pay for the city's proposed downtown streetcar, opposed by county and state political officials.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:33

North Dakota: Treat Bakken crude for transport

North Dakota has ordered producers of oil from the Bakken shale field to begin removing flammable natural gas liquids from the product before crude-by-rail (CBR) transport to other locations.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 13:42

St. Charles Line gets national landmark status

New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:09

CP files claim over Wisconsin HrSR work

Canadian Pacific was scheduled to appear before the Wisconsin Claims Board on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, arguing for compensation for preparatory higher-speed rail (HrSR) work it performed on its rights-of-way in 2009 and 2010.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:15

Bombardier bypasses next Amtrak HSR order

Bombardier Inc., a tenacious fighter in landing the first Amtrak Acela Express contract at the turn of the century, announced it will not compete for Amtrak's next-generation order of high speed rail equipment for the railroad's Northeast Corridor (NEC).

Friday, 05 December 2014 11:55


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase 2 light rail systems.

Friday, 05 December 2014 11:32

Four bidders vie for Oklahoma City streetcar

Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. issued best- and worst-case scenarios for the freight railcar production market Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, "[g]iven the dramatic share price volatility in the railcar space following OPEC's decision last week."

Friday, 05 December 2014 09:52

Alabama State Docks taps RailComm

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected "to provide and install a state-of-the-art car tracking and inventory management solution at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD)."

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