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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Friday, 16 March 2012 10:52

Another D.C.-area streetcar plan appears

Washington, D.C.-area municipality Alexandria and nearby Arlington County, both in Virginia, are jointly planning a five-mile streetcar line that local media suggest may come to fruition more quickly than the higher-profile Columbia Pike streetcar project.

Friday, 16 March 2012 09:59

RSI scholarship deadline one month away

Applications for the Railway Supply Institute's 2012/2013 Academic Year Scholarship are now available online—but the deadline of April 20, 2012, is not all that far away, so apply now.

Friday, 16 March 2012 09:36

RailComm names Michael Dampier VP

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm on Thursday announced that Michael Dampier has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. Dampier will be based in Jacksonville, Fla.

Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:44

Butler succeeds Koraleski at UP

Union Pacific directors have named Eric L. Butler executive vice president, Marketing and Sales, succeeding Jack Koraleski, who is serving as acting president and CEO while Chairman Jim Young is on medical leave.

Thursday, 15 March 2012 10:26

AAR: U.S. freight traffic stays mixed

U.S. freight traffic continued its mixed trends in the week ending March 10, 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.8% for the week measured against the comparable week in 2011. By contrast, U.S. intermodal volume for the week was up 4.2% compared with the same week last year.

Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:43

CHSRA head: HSR estimates overstated

Though pledging to improve current plans for the Golden State's 700-mile high speed rail network, California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard says the system should cost less than the $100 billion touted by others, including project critics.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:48

Virginia Beach mayor: Hold LRT referendum

Virginia Beach, Va. Mayor Will Sessoms on Wednesday called for a referendum this November to gauge public support for extension of The Tide LRT from neighboring Norfolk. Sessoms made his preference know n during his State of the City address.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:00

Pittsburgh LRT extension debut looms

Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County (pAT) says the city's North Shore Connector Project is ready for its debut March 25, as light rail transit will run from downtown under the Allegheny River.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:18

UP, Amtrak agree on Sunset Limited change

Amtrak and Union Pacific reportedly have reached agreement to adjust schedules for Amtrak's tri-weekly Sunset Limited, connecting New Orleans and Los Angeles, changing the train's westbound departure from New Orleans from Friday to Saturday.

BNSF said Tuesday its customers significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions in 2011 by shipping their freight by rail instead of their products moving entirely over the road.

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