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, 09 December 2014 13:42

St. Charles Line gets national landmark status

New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:09

CP files claim over Wisconsin HrSR work

Canadian Pacific was scheduled to appear before the Wisconsin Claims Board on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, arguing for compensation for preparatory higher-speed rail (HrSR) work it performed on its rights-of-way in 2009 and 2010.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:15

Bombardier bypasses next Amtrak HSR order

Bombardier Inc., a tenacious fighter in landing the first Amtrak Acela Express contract at the turn of the century, announced it will not compete for Amtrak's next-generation order of high speed rail equipment for the railroad's Northeast Corridor (NEC).

Friday, 05 December 2014 11:55


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase 2 light rail systems.

Friday, 05 December 2014 11:32

Four bidders vie for Oklahoma City streetcar

Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. issued best- and worst-case scenarios for the freight railcar production market Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, "[g]iven the dramatic share price volatility in the railcar space following OPEC's decision last week."

Friday, 05 December 2014 09:52

Alabama State Docks taps RailComm

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected "to provide and install a state-of-the-art car tracking and inventory management solution at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD)."

U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground during the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, with U.S. freight carload traffic returning to the win category after a one-week hiatus, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 4. The gains bolstered increased U.S. traffic levels recorded for the month of November.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 10:08

CSX CFO upbeat on 4Q, long term

CSX Corp. is on target for its fourth-quarter earnings expectations and is confident of the longer-term outlook, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told those attending the Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:53

FRA mulls HSR "Buy America" waiver

The Federal Railroad Administration said Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 it intends to grant both Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority waivers from its "Buy America" requirement for the non-domestic final assembly of up to four prototype Tier III high speed rail train sets.

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