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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New York’s Regional Plan Association has revived an old idea, “Tri-Boro RX,” which would link three New York City boroughs with rail transit in a circumferential route around Manhattan.

Crude-by-rail shipments are aiding U.S. freight traffic week by week, but not enough to keep overall U.S. freight carload volume to fall during the week ending Aug. 24, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:05

Input sought for Norfolk Naval Station LRT

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has scheduled three meetings in September to solicit public input on extending The Tide light rail transit to serve Naval Station Norfolk (Va.), including options to such a plan.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:16

UTA readies Sugar House streetcar tests

Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:08

Detroit M1 targets streetcar RFP release

Detroit's public-private partnership streetcar effort, M1, will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in October, and possibly even earlier, M1 officials say.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:01

DART plans downtown Dallas rail replacement

DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:21

El Paso eludes streetcar funding snafu

The El Paso, Tex. City Council has voted to pay for streetcar design through a $68 million bond package, contingent on the lack of funding expected from the Texas Department of Transportation.

TÜV Rheinland Mobility said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, that its Rail Safety Consulting division has been awarded the second portion of a two-part consulting contract by the Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) involving PTC deployment.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:50

NCTD revamps website for Coaster, SPRINTER

North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:41

CTA taps PB for construction management

Parsons Brinckerhoff said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded it a to provide construction management services for transit projects throughout the CTA system.

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