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, 06 August 2013 13:27

Better 2Q for L.B. Foster in 2013

L.B. Foster reported second-quarter net income of $7.3 million, or 71 cents per share, comparing favorably with a net loss of $2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

The California State Supreme Court, in an opinion issued Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, dismissed objections from "Neighbors for Smart Rail" objecting to Phase 2 construction of the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:48

Tamper with this, please

Suppliers continue to refine and improve the machinery needed to keep costly but critical right-of-way components in top shape.

 

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:08

IANA: Domestic container traffic up in 2Q

Domestic container volume continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013, up 9% measured against the comparable quarter in 2012, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

Monday, 05 August 2013 09:55

LACMTA taps Atkins for engineering needs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans, Epsom, England-based Atkins said Aug. 5, 2013.

Monday, 05 August 2013 08:35

FreightCar America marks 2Q loss

FreightCar America, Inc. recorded a net loss of $3.4 million, or a loss of 29 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter, the company said late Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. That compared with net income of $5.6 million, or a gain of 46 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated the Bay State's support for restoration of passenger rail service between the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, and New York—but Connecticut must be a contributing player, he says.

Friday, 02 August 2013 08:15

Date eyed for KC streetcar groundbreaking

Construction of Kansas City, Mo.'s initial 2.2-mile streetcar line could begin this October, pending approval by the City Council, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority said Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:17

U.S. freight traffic up in latest week

U.S. freight traffic sectors did better than Canadian and Mexican counterparts during the week ending July 27, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 1, as both freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gained ground.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:41

Bombardier Transportation aids parent’s 2Q

Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, that adjusted net income for the company's second quarter was US$158 million, or nine U.S. cents per share, in line with Wall Street consensus estimates, but down about 5% from earnings of US$167 million in the second quarter of 2012.

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