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, 20 November 2014 09:00

GWI acquires Arkansas short lines

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) late Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it "has signed an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Company of Westfield, Mass., to acquire certain subsidiaries that constitute Pinsly's Arkansas Division ('Pinsly Arkansas') for $40 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital."

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:38

Class I employment up in October

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-October 2014 rose 3.75% to 169, 224, from mid-October 2013, and also added 521 positions from mid-September 2014, a rise of 0.31%.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:53

BNSF, Hotstart partner on locomotive retrofit

BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology "to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington" state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:16

Last rails laid for Portland-Milwaukie LRT

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 construction workers had welded the final rails of the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, set to open in September 2015.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:29

Arlington County scuttles streetcar plans

Arlington County officials said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that the county is canceling its plans for two streetcar projects, bowing to continual opposition and heightened by a recent local election.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:57

Two MTA railroads to acquire video cameras

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their rail fleets.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:34

Milwaukee sues commission over streetcar

The City of Milwaukee on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 filed suit against the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), challenging PSC's decision last month to make the city pay for any utility relocation costs related to construction of a 2.1-mile streetcar line.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:54

CP agrees to sell D&H line to Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific announced on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 it would sell a line of roughly 200 miles, cutting across Pennsylvania and New York, to Norfolk Southern Corp. for $192.6 million.

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:50

Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018

Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia's second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:58

BNSF's Matt Rose named to ACCCE Board

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 announced the election of BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose ACCCE's next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., was elected vice chairman.

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