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, 08 May 2014 08:58

Amtrak moves into St. Paul Union Depot

Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder may be struggling on its way across North Dakota, but it called on a new home in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, stopping for passengers to disembark, or board, at newly restored Union Depot.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:09

CP extends CEO Harrison's contract

Canadian Pacific Railway said Wednesday, May 7, 2014, it had agreed to a contract extension with CEO E. Hunter Harrison, adding a year to his term, which will now run until 2017.

Honoring a request by BNSF Railway for a temporary service adjustment, Amtrak will alter its westbound Empire Builder schedule through North Dakota through Sept. 30, 2014, using chartered buses to ensure timekeeping and continue service to Grand Forks, Devils Lake, and Rugby.

Sierra Railroad Co., an operator of freight trains and passenger excursions, said it has been awarded "$39.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a service contract dispute with Patriot Rail Corp." by a California jury.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:43

Bombardier taps Lilee Systems for MTA PTC

Bombardier Transportation has selected Lilee Systems to assist in the design and build of Positive Train Control (PTC) for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The effort involves installation of wireless and wired ACSES II communications for both the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad.

The Federal Transit Administration is expressing support for streetcar implementation linking West Sacramento, Calif., with Sacremento, according to West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:49

FCA cites winter weather for 1Q woes

"Harsh winter weather" made the going tough for FreightCar America, Inc. during the first quarter, resulting in depressed earnings and revenue, FCA CEO Joe McNeely said during a teleconference Monday, May 5, 2014.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:30

NCTD seeks TIGER grant for new station

California's North County Transit District (NCTD) said Monday, May 5, 2014 it has applied for a $5 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, for use in establishing a transit facility on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Monday, 05 May 2014 12:56

St. Augustine, Fla., mulls streetcar

St. Augustine, Fla., is considering a narrow-gauge heritage streetcar operation, roughly paralleling U.S. Route 1 and linking several traffic generating sites within the municipality.

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) said Monday, May 5, 2014 that its RSI scholarship program deadline is May 31.

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