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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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.

Friday, 10 January 2014 09:42

Wabtec lands MARC PTC contract

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $13 million contract with Wabtec Corp. subsidiary Wabtec Railway Electronics to install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on MARC regional passenger railcars.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:16

Giulietti named new Metro-North president

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, the appointment of Joseph J. Giulietti as Metro-North Railroad president, succeeding Howard Permut, who will retire Jan. 31.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 13:42

New Year starts right for U.S. freight traffic

For the first week of 2014 ending Jan. 4, 2014, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground over the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 9.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:39

Cuomo backs Metro-North line to Penn Station

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, considered by many to be lukewarm at best in his support for rail transit improvements in the Empire State, emphasized his support Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, behind Metro-North New Haven Line access to New York Penn Station.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:50

Four teams still vie to build Purple Line

Maryland state officials have culled down prospective private consortia willing to build the 16-mile, $2.2 billion Purple Line light rail transit project from six to four.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:54

Keolis lands MBTA regional rail contract

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Keolis Commuter Services an eight-year, $2.68 billion contract to operate MBTA regional rail passenger service for the Bay State. Two extension options of two years each could ratchet the total value to $4.3 billion.

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