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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Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:11

Alstom lands Wuppertal signaling contract

Alstom Thursday said it has signed a signaling system contract worth 17 million euros ($21.4 million) with WSW mobil GmbH to install an ERTMS1-based train command and control system on the 13.3-kilometer (8.2-mile) Wuppertaler Schwebebahn line. The Schwebebahn, or monorail, began service in 1901.

Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:39

Milwaukie, Ore., sets LRT payment plan

Portland, Ore., suburb Milwaukie has approved a plan to pay off $4.1 million it owes to TriMet over the next 19 years, though the particulars for payment are not yet all resolved.

Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:21

MBTA taps Alstom for LRT overhaul

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Board of Directors Wednesday awarded a $104 million contract to Alstom for the overhaul of 86 light rail transit vehicles. The LRT cars were originally built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:15

Profitability, beyond coal. Imagine

Give Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman due recognition for his courage to be contrarian. Applause from this observer follows.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:00

Ottawa ponders western LRT route

Ottawa city officials continue to weigh four options for routing light rail transit through the western portion of the city, including consideration of citizen input along each route option.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 07:41

Siemens plans Sacramento layoffs

Siemens Mobility announced Tuesday it will let go 44 employees at it Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing facility.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:28

CP names Paul Haggis new chairman

Canadian Pacific Tuesday said it has named Paul Haggis as its new chairman.

James Seney, an Ohio political figure well-known for his passenger rail advocacy in the Buckeye State Ontario, according to his daughter Allison.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 09:04

ProTran lands Brazilian contract

ProTran Technology says it was awarded its first major contract from Brazil's Belo Horizonte Metro for the "Protracker / PTC" track worker protection overlay system for advance warning of approaching trains.

L.B. Foster Co. on Monday noted the completion of the sale of its railway securement business to Holland, L.P.

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