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 University of Maryland at College Park has ended its dispute with the Maryland Transit Administration over the proposed alignment for MTA’s Purple Line light rail route along Campus Drive.

Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:38

Atlanta orders four Siemens streetcars

Siemens Industry, Inc. announced Thursday that it will supply Atlanta with four new streetcars under a $17.2 million contract from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority on behalf of the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. The first car is to be delivered in September 2012 with revenue service beginning in early 2013—the first streetcars to roll in Atlanta since 1949. The order marks Siemens' entry inthe U. S. streetcar market.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Thursday agreed to reconsider an HSR route between Los Angeles and San Francisco roughly paralleling Interstate 5, closer to the Pacific coast than the Central Valley option, still viable, through the state’s interior.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on May 9 announced the Obama Administration’s redistribution of roughly $2.02 billion in high speed rail funds, derived from funds originally targeted for Florida’s $2.4 billion HSR project, prior to Gov. Rick Scott’s rejection of the federal package.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 14:20

NS taps two for clean renewable diesel supply

Norfolk Southern said Tuesday that two fuel suppliers, Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Co., have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to the Class I railroad.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 14:09

CN selects Wi-Tronix for locomotive fleet

Wi-Tronix, LLC said Tuesday it has secured a contract with Canadian National wherein CN will install Wi-Tronix systems on its locomotive fleet, including new locomotive purchases and retrofitting of its existing fleet with Wi-PU's.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 08:10

APTA applauds President's transport proposal

The American Public Transportation Association late Monday released a statement from APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy, praising the six-year transportation plan announced by President Obama in his budget proposal.

Monday, 13 February 2012 10:15

RailComm aids Indiana Railroad facility

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been selected to provide a wireless remote control derail system for Indiana Railroad Co.'s facility in Jasonville, Ind.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood toured the Siemens Mobility plan in South Sacrmento, Calif., on Wednesday, extolling it as an example of how U.S. workers can provide quality manufactured goods.

By accident or, more likely, by design, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has undercut Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and affirmed his support for the City Council, by saying the province will heed the council's wish to reinstate light rail transit as the major mode for rail expansion.

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