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, 16 October 2012 10:06

Jacobs gets Washington DOT contract

Pasadena, Calif.-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to provide on-call engineering and operations services in support of the agency's capital rail improvement program and other rail projects.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited Detroit Monday with a suggestion that a Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority might be better equipped to land federal funding for transportation projects, including assistance with a much-debated streetcar project.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:15

First Siemens “H2” LRV debuts in Houston

Siemens Mobility light rail car #201 is slated to enter revenue service Tuesday for Houston MetroRail, after a ceremony was held Monday at MetroRail's Rail Operations center.

Monday, 15 October 2012 08:52

BNSF to mark new Burlington, Iowa, bridge

BNSF Railway says it will celebrate the completion of its new railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, with a public ceremony and reception this Thursday, Oct. 18.

Monday, 15 October 2012 07:45

Mesa, Ariz., marks funds for LRT extension

Continuing a nationwide tour dispensing federal transit funds, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Friday bestowed $75 million to Mesa, Ariz., for a 3.1-mile extension of Valley Metro light rail transit more deeply into the municipality.

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:25

SF Third Street LRT route gets FTA funds

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday officially affirmed $942.2 million in Federal Transit Administration funds to extend San Francisco's Third Street light rail system through the city's Chinatown neighborhood.

Friday, 12 October 2012 09:45

TTX names Victoria Dudley CFO

Chicago-based TTX Co. said Thursday Victoria A. Dudley is joining the company as vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to the president and CEO.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Thursday Flora M. Castillo is APTA's 2012-2013 chair, "officially assuming the office at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting on October 1 in Seattle, Wash."

FreightCar America, Inc. early Friday said Robert S. Andress has been named vice president, manufacturing. Andress will lead the company's new car manufacturing activities at Roanoke, Va. and Danville, Ill.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:25

U.S. intermodal powers on in latest week

U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending Oct. 6, 2012 notched another decline, down 6.3% from the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. But U.S. intermodal continued its counterbalancing act, with volume up 3.8% during the week compared with a year ago.

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