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, 30 November 2012 09:46

Metrolinx OKs Mississauga LRT plan

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx Thursday signaled its official support for light rail transit beyond the traditional Toronto market, approving plans for a 14.2-mile, C$1.6 billion light rail line in Mississauga, Ontario, west of Toronto.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:51

For U.S. rail freight, more of the same mix

The Association of American Railroads Thursday once more reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic, this time for the week ending Nov. 24, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 4.6% measured against the comparable week in 2011, but U.S. intermodal volume continued its momentum, up 1.9% for the week.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:26

NS marks Norfolk export coal facility upgrade

Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has completed a major upgrade to its Lamberts Point export coal transload facility in its hometown of Norfolk, Va., positioning the Class I to remain the largest and fastest coal transload provider in the Northern Hemisphere.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:22

EMD opens Brazilian locomotive assembly site

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar company, said Thursday it has officially opened its locomotive manufacturing facility in Seta Lagoas, Brazil, located in the state of Minas Gerais.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:39

Siemens to acquire Invensys Rail

Invensys announced late Wednesday it will sell Invensys Rail to Siemens AG for $2.8 billion.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:11

Sacramento LRT extension gets federal grant

Sacramento Regional Transit has secured $270 million in federal funds to advance its South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Line Light Rail extension. The announcement was made by House Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.).

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 13:55

TTC, Metrolinx sign Toronto LRT accord

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transportation agency Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission Wednesday signed an agreement outlining planned construction of four light rail transit lines in Canada's largest city.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:12

Judge rejects latest quest to halt St. Paul LRT

Construction of St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor light rail line can continue, a federal judge has ruled, turning aside protests from the St. Paul NAACP and the city's Rondo neighborhood.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:38

Virginia Beach (finally) ready for The Tide

After at least 14 years of deciding to pass on implementing light rail transit, the Virginia Beach, Va., City Council has approved a study to explore financial aspects of extending The Tide LRT from neighboring Norfolk into the municipality.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:50

Kansas City streetcar RFP draws interest

Efforts to establish a streetcar in Kansas City, Mo., has drawn interest from two companies, both of which filed expressed interest prior to the city's Nov. 21 deadline.

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