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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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:55

CSX to help fund Baltimore wall repair

CSX Transportation reportedy has agreed to pay up to $10 million to the city of Baltimore for costs related to rebuilding the 26th Street wall that collapsed last spring, spilling automobiles and a portion of the road onto CSX's own right-of-way below.

Monday, 11 August 2014 09:09

Waterloo LRT construction start set

Construction of Ontario's second light rail transit system, initially set to link the municipalities of Waterloo and Kitchener, will begin Aug. 21, 2014, according to Canadian media.

The fate of Santa Ana, Calif.'s proposed streetcar project may rest with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which may assume responsibility for the effort as early as Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

Monday, 11 August 2014 08:07

Calgary Transit readies station opening

Calgary Transit's newest stop on its Northwest light rail transit line (Red Line), Tuscany Station, will open for revenue customer on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 the agency has announced on its web site.

More than two years ago, this rail advocate held to the belief that "Streetcars belong. Even on the street." I maintain this belief now more than ever, in the face of a rising tide of streetcar critics intent on scuttling the mode as it regains a solid foothold in North America. Make that "because it's regaining" a solid foothold in North America. On the streets of North America, their stomping grounds, where, so some assert, they shouldn't be in the 21st century.

Friday, 08 August 2014 07:46

Mexico eyes first HSR route

Mexican officials have declared their intent to establish high speed rail spanning 130 miles between the nation's capital, Mexico City, and the city of Queretaro, to the northwest of the capital, in roughly two hours at top speeds of 186 mph.

Signaling a commitment to continued subway expansion, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO and Chairman Thomas Prendergast has requested funding for Phase 2 of New York City Transit's Second Avenue Subway, long a dream of city planners.

U.S. rail traffic gained ground in the week ending Aug. 2, 2014, effectively wrapping up a solid month of gains, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 7.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:56

NS aids CBR safety training effort

Norfolk Southern Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 it recently sponsored a crude-by-rail (CBR) emergency response class at the Association of American Railroads' Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colo. The class drew 40 responders from nine states.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:33

Santa Ana selects preferred streetcar route

By a 4-to-0 vote, the Santa Ana, Calif., City Council has chosen a proposed 4.1-mile streetcar route along the city's Fourth Street as a preferred option over a route along Fifth Street, citing existing foot traffic as a factor.

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