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, 10 April 2012 12:19

R.J. Corman partners with Toyota

R.J. Corman Railroad Group says that R.J. Corman Switching Co. has formed a partnership with Toyota to provide railcar switching, vehicle shuttling, vehicle loading, and track maintenance at the new Blue Springs, Miss., Toyota Corolla plant.

Toyota Logistics Services recognized Union Pacific Railroad as the top rail transportation provider with its 2011 President's Award. UP received the award for its high level of overall logistics excellence among rail carriers, the Class I carrier noted Monday.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 07:51

Georgia DOT seeks abandonment exemption

The George Department of Transportation has filed with the Surface Transportation Board for an Abandonment Exemption, in order "to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost 472.27, which comprises a portion of a line known as the L&N Belt, in Fulton County, Ga. (West End Property)."

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 07:45

MARTA OKs LRT plan, tax approval pending

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Board of Directors on Monday voted to advance its $3.5 billion rail expansion plan, still subject to approval by voter referendum this July.

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) has honored several Class I railroads, and one short line, with the organization's 2011 National Awards.

Monday, 09 April 2012 10:50

Two Arizona streetcar projects advance

Groundbreaking ceremonies for streetcar construction in Tucson, Ariz., are set for this Thursday, 11:00 a.m. local time, while in Tempe, Ariz., initial utilities work on that city's planned streetcar route has commenced.

New Orleans Monday adjusted its road closures as it continues advancing its 1.5-mile, $45 million streetcar extension along Loyola Avenue.

The Greenbrier Cos. Monday reported net earnings of $17.7 million, or 57 cents per diluted share, in its fiscal second quarter ending Feb. 29, 2012, compared with a net loss of $550,000, or two cents per diluted share, in the comparable 2011 quarter.

Monday, 09 April 2012 09:15

United Streetcar chosen in D.C. do-over

Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation has chosen United Streetcar, LLC—again—to supply two streetcars for use on DDOT’s H Street/Benning Road Line in the city’s Northeast.

Monday, 09 April 2012 08:59

DART readies Orange Line test train

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Monday is running its first light rail transit test train on the five-mile extension of the Orange Line into Irving, Tex. The train will travel from Bachman Station to the Irving Convention Center.

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