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, 27 July 2012 09:48

Fort Worth TEX Rail gets federal grant

Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions of Fort Worth, and the city's downtown area, with Grapevine, Tex., and with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

U.S. freight traffic for the week ending July 21, 2012 resumed its bifurcated trend for the year—a decline in freight carload volume, an increase in intermodal—the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. freight carload volume for the week fell 1.9%, measured against the comparable week in 2011. U.S. intermodal volume, however, remained robust, up 6.2% for the week compared with a year ago.

The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday announced "two initiatives to explore ways to further protect captive shippers from unreasonable rail rates."

STB said it proposes to reform its rules on how it resolves rate disputes "to ensure that all captive shippers have a meaningful way to challenge rates." STB also will be "taking steps to consider a proposal submitted by The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to increase rail-to-rail competition."

Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:24

ARI 2Q results set record, beat Street

American Railcar Industries, Inc. late Wednesday said its second-quarter consolidated earnings from operations set a new quarterly record of $26.0 million, more than triple the $8.2 million for the second quarter of 2011.

Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:05

Western extension of Phoenix LRT OK’d

Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Wednesday approved plans for the "Phoenix West" extension of Valley METRO light rail transit.

Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:58

In New York, ESA tunnel work is completed

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says tunnel boring for its East Side Access project has been completed, clearing the way for infrastructure work, including laying track, for eventual Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:24

Denver RTD approves LRT extension to Aurora

Denver's Regional Transportation District on Tuesday unanimously approved a design-build contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to extend RTD's light rail system to Aurora, Colo.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:03

L.B. Foster gets Honolulu rail contract

L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) passenger transit system in Hawaii.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:59

Wabtec sets record 2Q earnings and sales

Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said it notched record earnings and sales in its second quarter, as the company increased its earnings guidance for the full year.

Rail Logistics Tuesday said that due to "continued growth," the company's Cold Train service is expanding its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot containers (built by Hyundai), and will also be expanding its service territory this year.

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