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, 26 June 2014 13:45

El Paso streetcar plan gets state funding

The Texas Transportation Commission dispensed $2.2 billion in funding Thursday, June 26, 2014, to numerous municipalities in the Lone Start State, including cities such as Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. But about $97 million will go to El Paso, Tex., for use in establishing a heritage streetcar operation.

U.S. freight traffic scored another advance during the week ending June 21, 2014, aided by intermodal volume the Association of American Railroads described Thursday, June 26, as "the highest week in history ... topping the previous record set last week."

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:05

Detroit City Council OKs streetcar line

Permits approved Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by the Detroit City Council have cleared the way for groundbreaking to occur sometime this summer on the city's public-private partnership M1 streetcar project.

Chicagoland's Metra on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, joined local elected officials and to mark the completion of a $4.5 million renovati0on of Metra's Cicero Station on the BNSF Line.

San Antonio City Attorney Robbie Greenblum has issued a memo noting VIA Metropolitan Transit is not required to obtain permission from the city to advance streetcar development along city rights-of-way.

An anti-rail citizens coalition has abandoned its legal challenge against Ion light rail transit development in Ontario's Region of Waterloo, which includes the municipalities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge.

Friday, 20 June 2014 09:47

IANA, AAR offer intermodal counsel

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) will jointly offer educational sessions highlighting intermodal's significant and growing role in railroads' transportation mix, beginning with this year's Intermodal EXPO 2014.

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) says it is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award.

Plans to electrify the GO Transit regional rail network, previously pegged as a 10-year, C$1.8 billion endeavor, may prove problematic, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig has acknowledged.

Thursday, 19 June 2014 15:02

"Green" railroads and Box Turtles

One hears the word "green" more than ever at any given rail conference, not without reason. Most in the rail world, naturally enough, apply the allusion to themselves and their fellow human beings. Most want a cleaner, greener world, a better environment, for themselves and their children. I do that, too. But I also use the Box Turtle as a standard measurement, and I insist the latter measurement shows rail transport, once again, to be the superior land mode.

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