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, 18 September 2012 13:50

APTA: LRT paces 2Q public transit ridership

Light rail transit ridership maintained its strong U.S. growth trend in the second quarter of 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Tuesday. LRT ridershp rose 4.3% during the quarter compared with the second quarter of 2011, pacing an overall public transit ridership for the quarter of 1.6% compared with a year ago.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:50

Bombardier to supply Saudi HSR components

Bombardier Transportation Tuesday said it has signed contracts with Madrid-based Patentes Talgo SA to develop and supply components for 36 very high speed trains for Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 08:25

FRA funds third track for northern Virginia

The Federal Railroad Administration Monday announced its intent to release $74.8 million for 11 miles of a third track for use by Virginia Rail Express (VRE), CSX, and Amtrak in northern Virginia.

Monday, 17 September 2012 10:01

CP touts faster transcontinental service

Canadian Pacific Monday said it has launched new faster intermodal train services connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto or Chicago.

Friday, 14 September 2012 13:10

Second Avenue Subway blast work resumes

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said controlled blasting resumed on the Second Avenue Subway Friday, following an intensive investigation into the cause of an Aug. 21 incident below 72nd Street in Manhattan, and the implementation of additional safety measures.

Friday, 14 September 2012 08:51

Minneapolis SW LRT gets placeholder grant

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday approved $2 million in grant funding for the proposed Southwest Light Rail project, which would link downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:02

Joint venture lands Bay State LRT contract

Massachusetts' Department of Transportation Wednesday awarded a $44.8 million contract to a joint venture charged with designing a Green Line light rail transit extension to Medford, Mass., with a spur to Somerville, Mass.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:22

AAR: U.S. “mixed traffic” trend rolls on

U.S. freight carload traffic fell 2.3% during the week ending Sept. 8, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week remained strong, as it has throughout 2012, up 3.1% compared with the same week last year.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:56

Sounder Lakewood extension looms

Seattle Sound Transit says it will add Lakewood, Wash., to its regional passenger rail service offerings Monday, Oct. 8, which includes new service at South Tacoma Station. A dedication ceremony is slated for Oct. 6 to herald the event.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:13

Amtrak Downeaster extension begins Nov. 1

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) said Wednesday the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service to Freeport and Brunswick, Maine, will begin Nov. 1. Tickets for the new service go on sale Oct. 1.

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