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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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:15

MAX test train traverses new bridge

Portland, Ore.'s TriMet on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 towed a MAX light rail train across a portion of the Tilikum Crossing bridge, testing for clearances and other issues in anticipation of the bridge's opening in the fall of 2015.

The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval for a fourth light rail transit line to move ahead, which would serve Minnesota's Twin Cities. The approval adds to a busy LRT year for the region.

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:58

Vancouver port OKs coal transfer facility

In the ongoing juggling of transport logistics affecting fossil fuels throughout western North America, British Columbia's Port Metro Vancouver on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, approved a new rail-to-barge coal transfer facility.

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) says its public transit network generated 95,010,550 in fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, up 11.5% from FY13 and a record.

Light rail transit ridership on the new Green Line (Central Corridor) in St. Paul has been strong, exceeding some projections, in its first weeks of operation, even as complaints about trip times have surfaced.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:23

Gains again for U.S. freight traffic

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 16, 2014 kept its winning streak rolling, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 21.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:20

Wabtec acquires Brazilian manufacturer

Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did not disclose any financial details of acquisition.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:29

Oregon OKs CBR terminal expansion

One day after Oregon denied a permit for a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, a separate state body has approved plans to expand a crude-by-rail (CBR) transfer terminal serving trains and barge traffic.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:11

Chesapeake, Va., intensifies LRT effort

Seeking to maintain recent momentum to add light rail transit, the Chesapeake, Va., City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 voted to officially ask Hampton Roads Transit, operator of The Tide LRT, to help Chesapeake locate adequate funding for a $1.8 million study of the proposal.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:29

Class I employment gains again in July

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-July 2014 rose 1.94% to 167, 138, from mid-July 2013, and also added 99 positions from mid-June 2014, a rise of 0.6%.

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