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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Friday, 16 May 2014 12:25

Two unions ponder SEPTA strike

Engineers employed by SEPTA's regional rail operations plan to vote on authorizing a strike against the five-county authority, the national office of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said Friday, May 16, 2014.

Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:19

Gains continue for U.S. freight traffic

U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending May 10, 2014, extending gains for the year to date, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 15.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) said Wednesday, May 14, 2014 it is accepting proposals for its Safety IDEA Program, "which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or performance."

St. Paul, Minn.'s yet-to-open Green Line (Central Corridor LRT project) is being credited with "at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects" by the Metropolitan Council, overseeing public transit in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

Choosing an option preferred by some other U.S. cities redeploying streetcars within their borders, Atlanta on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 said it would share direct operational responsibility of its new streetcar line. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will partner in the effort.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:44

Class action suit targets KCS

Kansas City Southern appears to have become the target of shareholder class action, including from a law firm claiming the Class I railroad "and certain of its executive officers made a series of false and misleading statements in violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934," pertaining to the company's Mexican operations.

Axion International Holdings, Inc. has received a third purchase order from Russia of its ECOTRAX® rail ties, and the second from a Moscow-based transit system, the company said Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County is pursuing installation of real-time technology to better aid customers of its bus and light rail transit system, a Port Authority spokesman says.

Despite the difficult winter conditions of the first quarter, CSX is positioned to capitalize on underlying economic strength and market opportunities in the balance of 2014 to grow earnings, Fredrik Eliasson, CSX Corp. executive vice president and chief financial officer, said Thursday, May 8, 2014, addressing investors and analysts at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference in Boston.

Canadian Pacific Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison is calling for "direct face-to-face discussions based on facts are the best way to make progress on strengthening Canada's grain handling and transportation system."

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