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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Additional Long Island Rail Road service on the Port Washington branch, including access to Grand Central Terminal in 2019, would include the branch's namesake terminus in North Hempstead, N.Y., but the municipality is fretting over the loss of train station parking space instead.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:57

Charlotte revisits streetcar extension

Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council is weighing revival of a stalled 2.5-mile streetcar plan, shelved earlier this year after pressure from state-level officials combined with acrimony between the council and Mayor Anthony Foxx.

Milwaukee is one of at least three U.S. cities pursuing streetcar development despite questioning, and sometimes outright opposition, from those cities' state governments, and Wisconsin's largest urban municipality is adjusting its plans accordingly.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:48

AMT, CN in talks on Deux-Montagnes line

CN is holding discussions with Montreal's Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) on the possible sale of CN's Deux-Montagnes line, including the Mount Royal tunnel, used by AMT regional trains.

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, May 15, it is a "lead participant" in the first International Symposium on Rolling Stock, to commence Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:42

Knorr-Bremse opens Maryland plant

Knorr-Bremse has opened its new Rail Vehicle Systems plant in Westminster, Md., in order to cope with "ongoing growth of the U.S. mass transit market and of three current major orders for HVAC systems."

MARTA’s Board of Directors authorized a revised contract Monday, May, 13, with URS Energy and Construction, Inc. to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar, with the total price now set at $59 million, up from $52.2 million.

The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, May 13, that it has adopted final mediation and arbitration rules that establish a new arbitration program under which shippers and railroads may agree in advance to voluntarily arbitrate certain types of disputes with clearly defined liability limits in matters coming before the agency.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. programs and partners across the U.S. will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on Tuesday, May 7, with a variety of events to illustrate the importance of safe behavior at grade crossings and around train tracks.

Caltrain said Thursday its staff offered a preliminary report to the Joint Powers Board indicating the rail service's Fiscal Year 2014 budget will be balanced, but warning that FY15 could produce a budget shortfall that might trigger fare increases and service cuts.

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