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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Friday, 12 July 2013 07:17

GWI marks good 2Q traffic volume

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. early Friday said its second-quarter "same-railroad" volume had increased 6.5% compared with the second quarter of 2012 led in large measure by a surge in petroleum and petroleum products movement.

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume advanced in the week ending July 6, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, July 11.

Canadian Pacific and K+S Potash signed an "exclusive long-term volume-based contract" Wednesday, July 10, 2013, for the transportation of potash products from K+S' Legacy Site, CP said Thursday.

The Waterloo (Ontario) Regional Council Wednesday, July 10, 2013, formally approved an agreement in coordination with Greater Toronto Area's Metrolinx to purchase 14 light rail transit vehicles from Bombardier Transportation for roughly C$92.4 million.

San Diego’s “trolley,” the first modern U.S. light rail system that debuted in 1981, is now primed to reach the property line of San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh Field, the chair of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority said Wednesday.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:31

Fort Lauderdale OKs The Wave streetcar tax

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., city commissioners unanimously approved a plan Tuesday evening, July 9, 2013, for a special tax assessment zone downtown to fund its proposed streetcar line, known as The Wave.

Canadian officials Tuesday, July 9, 2013, strongly suggested that criminal intent contributed to the 72-car train that derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, though they declined to provide details.

Sudden violent rains Monday, July 8, 2013, caused flooding on GO Transit tracks adjacent to the Don River in the Greater Toronto Area, stranding more than 1,000 riders for several hours.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday, July 8, 2013, formally announced a state transportation package of $650 million for Prince George's County, located northeast of Washington, D.C., and including $280 million for design work and land acquisition for the proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 07:56

Permian Rail Park construction to begin

Frontier Logistics and Kyle Kinsel announced Monday, July 8, 2013, that construction will begin shortly on a 550 acre facility, the Permian Rail Park, to serve industrial tenants and users of ranging from large distribution and manufacturing centers to small rail users.

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