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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Monday, 16 December 2013 13:37

Sound Transit taps Wabtec for PTC

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has signed a $34 million contract with Seattle's Sound Transit to design, install, test, and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system on the agency's regional rail line.

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:37

Harsco Rail, Protran Technology sign pact

Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corp., said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Protran Technology.

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:59

TriMet sells heritage trolleys to St. Louis

Portland's TriMet Board of Directors has approved selling two GOMACO vintage trolleys to the St. Louis Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.

Friday, 13 December 2013 09:56

STB solicits comment on grain rates

The Surface Transportation Board announced Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 it "invites public comment on how to ensure the Board's rate complaint procedures are accessible to grain shippers and provide effective protection against unreasonable freight rail transportation rates."

U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Dec. 7, 2013 returned to a pattern seen most often in the first three quarters of the year, but not much recently: gains in intermodal volume, declines in carload traffic.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:52

Phoenix selects southern LRT route

The Phoenix City Council, in an 8-to-1 vote, has approved plans for a five-mile Valley Metro light rail transit route extending south of downtown, choosing LRT over Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and streetcar options.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:20

Six teams vie for Purple Line LRT contract

Maryland Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that six private-company teams have submitted a "Statement of Qualifications" for advancing the 16-mile Purple Line Light Rail Transit project.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:21

NRC names elected board members

Five incumbents and one new member will serve on the newly constituted Board of Directors for the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC President Chuck Baker announced late Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:36

North-south first for San Antonio streetcar?

Pondering two streetcar route proposals while local anti-rail forces continue to attack the mode, San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit planners are recommending launch of a north-south streetcar route first, with a complementary east-west alignment to be added later.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:18

VTG expands U.S. railcar fleet

Hamburg, Germany-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG), a railcar leasing and rail logistics company, said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 it has expanded its U.S. railcar fleet.

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