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, 18 July 2013 07:58

Charlotte marks Lynx LRT extension start

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony today, July 18, 2013, to mark the start of extending Lynx light rail transit 9.7 miles to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus.

Arlington County, Va., board members voted 4-1 Tuesday, July 16, 2013, to support an updated agreement with neighboring Fairfax County to advance the Columbia Pike Streetcar project.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:53

Cincinnati finalizes streetcar contract

Struggling for years against a hostile sentiment from the state government and some surrounding county organizations, Cincinnati city officials are shrugging off resistance to a proposed initial streetcar line, signing a construction contract with Messer/Prus/Delta Joint Venture to proceed.

Kansas City, Mo., has selected Herzog Contracting Corp., in conjunction with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. as finalists for a $102 million contract to build the city's initial 2.2-mile streetcar line.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:10

CSX 2Q earnings beat Street

CSX late Tuesday, July 16, 2013, reported second-quarter earnings of 52 cents per share, or $533 million, on revenue of $3.1 billion, up from earnings $512 million, or 49 cents per share, on revenue of $3.0 billion, in the second quarter of 2012.

Wabtec Corp. said July 15 that it has signed a $21 million contract with SNIM (Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière), the National Industrial and Mining Co. of Mauritania, to provide bogies for new iron ore freight cars.

Metro-North Railroad provided an update Monday, July 15, 2013, on its program to upgrade its right-of-way in the Bronx, N.Y., between Melrose and Woodlawn, used by both Harlem Line and New Haven Line services.

Two Metropolitan Transportation Authority properties, the Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit, are offering more train service to and from Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., as Major League Baseball's New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16.

The San Bernardino Associated Governments has awarded a $600,000 contract to HDR Engineering to evaluate rail service to Los Angeles Ontario International Airport, located east of LA in Ontario, Calif.

The parking scramble officially begins this week for access to the new West Haven Station on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, in anticipation of the station's opening for service on Aug. 18.

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