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, 16 January 2014 09:43

CSX releases 4Q, full-year results

CSX Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings of $426 million, or 42 cents per share, down slightly from $449 million, or 44 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. That fell a penny short of Wall Street analyst expectations.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:46

Boise, Idaho, revisits downtown streetcar idea

Plans for a streetcar circulator in Boise, Idaho's capital, have been revived after six years of dormancy, though modal choice is now up for grabs.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:10

Court upholds MTA payroll mobility tax

New York State's Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, upheld the payroll mobility tax used to help fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), denying a repeal of the tax sought mostly by Long Island political officials.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:43

APTA: Transit ridership up in 3Q, year-to-date

The American Public Transportation Association says Americans continue to turn to public transit in increasing numbers, totaling 2.7 billion trips in the third quarter, up 1.5% from the comparable period in 2012.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:22

FY14 appropriations good for TIGER, Amtrak

Congressional conference committee members cobbling together an actual fiscal year 2014 federal budget have reportedly agreed on budgetary numbers fairly favorable to Amtrak and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) programs. Federal high speed rail funding, however, is omitted entirely.

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, announced "support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority [CHSRA] and California Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal that would authorize funding for the state's high-speed rail program, utilizing $300 million of cap and trade revenue."

Two U.S. Senators are urging the Federal Railroad Administration to mandate cameras on board passenger locomotives and operating cab cars in order to provide detailed information on potential derailments.

Monday, 13 January 2014 10:14

New AAR Silver Associate Member

Saguenay, Quebec-based Entretien Ferroviaire Boivin, Inc. has joined the Association of American Railroads as a Silver Associate Member.

Friday, 10 January 2014 13:01

North Dakota U.S. Senators seek CBR safety

North Dakota's two U.S. Senators met in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, with federal officials to advance improved freight rail safety measures in tank car construction and operation.

Milwaukee, facing stiff anti-rail opposition from its namesake county and the state of Wisconsin, continues pursuing an initial $65 million starter streetcar line, focusing on limiting costs of utility relocation, which opponents have seized on as one way to kill the plan.

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