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, 02 January 2014 16:08

New NYC DOT chief: Polly Trottenberg

Polly Trottenberg, familiar to the rail industry in her role as Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will serve as the Transportation Commissioner for New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, who assumed office Jan. 1, 2014.

Thursday, 02 January 2014 13:48

Strong Christmas week for U.S. freight traffic

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013 advanced strongly, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. U.S. freight carload traffic gained 8.1% when measured against the comparable week in 2012, while U.S. intermodal volume did even better, up 10.6%.

Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:53

Public transit tax break slashed for 2014

U.S. public transit users headed for work, school, or other tasks as 2014 began once again were receiving unequal fiscal pre-tax transport treatment from the federal government, something that was commonplace through 2008, though less so in recent years.

Friday, 27 December 2013 11:20

Cincinnati streetcar construction resumes

Pro-streetcar supporters served coffee and breakfast snacks to workers resuming construction Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, on Cincinnati's controversial streetcar line, now proceeding once more following a reaffirmation of the project by the City Council.

Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:35

U.S. freight traffic maintains December "mix"

U.S. freight rail traffic continued offering mixed results for December as evidenced by data for the week ending Dec. 21, 2013, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday.

Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:45

Empire Corridor gets federal fund boost

New York State will receive $18.5 million to relieve rail congestion in and around Syracuse, N.Y., an Amtrak station stop on right-of-way owned by CSX Corp.

Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:44

CP Holiday Train raises record funds

Canadian Pacific on Christmas Day, 2013, said it has "officially wrapped up its journey across Canada and the United States raising record donations for North American food banks."

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:55

Fresno group files CHSRA support statement

A "support statement" filed with the Surface Transportation Board by Fresno Works, dated Dec. 20, 2013, urges STB to "expeditiously grant the petition for exemption" for construction of high speed rail between Fresno, Calif., and Bakersfield, roughly 114 miles in length.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:38

MTA touts LIRR, Metro-North apps

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says customers using  Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road services can now turn to official apps for real-time train information.

Monday, 23 December 2013 12:28

FTA gives nod to St. Louis Loop Trolley

Plans for heritage trolley service in St. Louis' Delmar Loop, dogged by lawsuits and delays throughout 2013, have been given preliminary approval by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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