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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The Vermont House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday, April 8, 2014, supporting a "Western Corridor" extension of passenger rail service from Rutland, Vt., to Burlington, the state's largest city.

Connecticut's Department of Transportation (CDOT) will solicit proposals for an operator for Amtrak's New Haven-Hartford-Springfield route beginning in 2016, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy. The RFP will be issued within the next year.

Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. said Monday, April 7, 2014 Fred Cozzi has been hired as Vice President Sales & Marketing.

Washington, D.C.-based radio station WTOP FM says the Silver Line could open for revenue service this July 4, according to sources contacted by the radio station.

The station noted the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority continues to run tests on the tracks. The Silver Line, formally called the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project, will link Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail service with Dulles International Airport, among other new stations.

"Multiple sources tell WTOP that it's more likely that the Silver Line will be completed and certified before the end of the month than it being delayed into May. Once MWAA certifies the project as complete, it would turn over the project to Metro," the station said in a statement posted on its website Friday, April 4, 2014.

The Silver Line was scheduled to open last year, but has faced numerous delays. Last February Phase 1 construction and testing was completed, according to documents submitted by contractors.

lThe Silver Line rail extension, formally named the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project, is a two-phase construction effort intended to link Metrorail with Dulles International Airport. Phase 1 measures 11.6 miles. Phase 2 of the project, adding 11.5 miles, is expected to be completed in 2018.

Friday, 04 April 2014 13:31

GE nixes possible Ansaldo STS purchase

Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. said Friday, April 4, 2014 it sees no route for purchasing Ansaldo STS from parent Finmeccanica S.p.A.

Friday, 04 April 2014 11:06

Beverly Hills rail lawsuit dismissed

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) may proceed with construction of the Westside Subway Extension, routing the LA Purple Line subway underneath Beverly Hills High School, a county Superior Court Judge has ruled.

Valley Metro will install a solar plant at its light rail transit operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix, Ariz, awarding a $2.8 million contract to Natural Power and Energy LLC.

For the fifth time in six weeks, U.S. freight rail traffic gained ground against the comparable week in 2013 and, not surprisingly, that contributed to increased traffic totals for the month of March, according to data released Thursday, April 3, 2014 by the Association of American Railroads.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:13

STB seeks input on rail revenue adequacy

The Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday, April 2, 2014 that it is seeking written comments from the public in advance of a future public hearing "to explore both the Board's methodology for determining railroad revenue adequacy and the revenue adequacy component used by the Board in judging the reasonableness of rail freight rates."

Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:39

Twin Cities SW LRT route still debated

Though friction continues from various quarters, a compromise plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn., is gaining support from several parties—but not all.

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