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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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., has conferred an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree upon Thomas G. Hoback, founder, president, and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road Co. Hoback receive the degree Saturday during the school's 134th commencement ceremony.

Talgo, Inc. opened its Milwaukee factory Sunday to visitors interested in seeing the company's Series 8 trains, manufactured for use by Amtrak on its Hiawatha service linking Milwaukee and Chicago.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 08:07

Return of Amtrak's Montrealer advanced

Four U.S. Senators representing both New York State and Vermont have revived an effort to restore Amtrak service between Montreal and New York City via Vermont (and New Hampshire).

Phoenix's Valley Metro Wednesday will celebrate its first groundbreaking specifically marking an expansion of its light trail transit system, heralding a 3.1-mile Central Mesa extension east to Mesa, Ariz.

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Authority did its best to warn city residents of bus shuttle substitution to address disruptions in light rail transit operations, scheduled to commence during Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 25) and lasting nine days. 

Friday, 25 May 2012 07:23

LACMTA OKs Purple Line extension

Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has given its approval to the latest regional rail transit extension, a nine-mile addition of the Purple Line subway to Westwood.

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending May 19, 2012 was down 5.0% measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, continuing a trend. But U.S. intermodal volume for the same week kept its own trend going, up 3.1% compared with volume one year ago.

Wabtec Corp. said Thursday has signed contracts valued at about $34 million to provide components for 473 subway cars being supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to MTA New York City Transit under the R-188 option order.

Europorte, the rail freight subsidiary of the Eurotunnel Group, and Alstom on Thursday announced they have signed a partnership agreement covering the maintenance of 17 Alstom manufactured Prima locomotives now operated by Europorte.

Tony Kruglinski added his prestigious credentials to Railway Age's stable of bloggers this week, offering his expertise on railroad financing/leasing.

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