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, 27 March 2012 13:53

MTA eyes Bombardier for subway order

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is expected Wednesday to award a contract to Bombardier Transportation for 300 R179 subway cars.

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the "T") said its TEX Rail commuter rail project has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration "to advance to Preliminary Engineering." The authority made the announcement Monday at its Board of Directors meeting.

Shrugging off budget pressures and continued verbal attacks from New Mexico anti-rail partisans, New Mexico Rail Runner Express service will bolster its weekend schedule beginning Saturday, April 7.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 07:16

Obituary: Frederick A. Winkler, 83

Frederick A. Winkler, general agent  of the Winchester & Western Railroad and a powerful voice within New Jersey railroading, died peacefully at his home in Clarksboro, N.J., on March 24, at age 83.

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan.

Monday, 26 March 2012 11:08

For sale: Ontario Northland Railroad

Ontario's provincial government intends to end fiscal support of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, which oversees the Ontario Northland Railroad, which receives C$103 million a year in provincial fiscal support.

Pittburgh's light rail transit system officially added 1.2 route miles Sunday for revenue service, as the North Shore Connector began operations linking its namesake neighborhood with the city's downtown.

FreightCar America, Inc. on Monday said it has named three individuals to manage its newly restructured commercial organization "to more directly present the full range of FreightCar America and FreightCar Rail Services products to its customers."

Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium power propulsion technology.

Exhibit space is now available for the RSI/CMA 2012, set for Sept. 23-25 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago. Railway Supply Institute exhibits will be held in conjunction with the Coordinated Mechanical Association's technical sessions.

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