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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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:08

FTA move slows south Jersey rail proposal

The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the latest setback to a service in flux for at least 18 years.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:09

Axion lands another Russian tie order

Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, it has "received a purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped and installed in Russia's [rail] system. This is the company's fourth order from Russia, signifying strong international demand."

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:27

SMART CFO: Project fiscally sound

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) service "is two years away from the start of passenger service between the Sonoma County Airport and downtown San Rafael" in northern California, and the project "is on solid financial footing," according to SMART Chief Financial Officer Erin McGrath.

Monday, 06 October 2014 09:52

STB extends TTX pooling authority

TTX Co. said the Surface Transportation Board has approved a five-year extension of TTX's pooling authority governing all types of flatcars, including those that handle intermodal traffic, finished automobiles, and specialized flatcars for lumber, heavy equipment, and other commodities.

Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair.

Monday, 06 October 2014 08:51

MTA five-year capital plan on hold

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over.

Friday, 03 October 2014 08:29

On New Haven Line, catenary work continues

Metro-North Railroad's decades-long catenary replacement project on its New Haven Line is "heading down the home stretch, with the finish line in sight," the railroad said.

U.S. freight traffic finished the last full week of the month ending Sept. 27, 2014 the same way it ploughed through the full month itself, with gains, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday, Oct. 2.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:27

PATH (almost) airport extension advances

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build an extension of PATH rapid transit service south of Newark-Penn Station toward – though not all the way to – Newark Liberty International Airport.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:10

Bombardier gets new NJT RiverLINE contract

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 it had "signed a new contract" to continue running New Jersey Transit's RiverLINE, roughly paralleling the Delaware River between Camden, N.J., and the state capital, Trenton.

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