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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Wabtec Corp. said Wednesday, June 5, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has received an order to build six additional locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Tokyo. In 2012, the company ordered 10 MotivePower locomotives.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 20:11

VIA Rail Canada strike looms

Union members of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) have approved tentative plans for strike against VIA Rail Canada, which could begin after midnight June 14, CAW officials said Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 20:06

Alaska Railroad begins extension project

Alaska Railroad has begun clearing right-of-way for a 32-mile, $88 million extension between Point MacKenzie and Houston, Alaska.

Portland, Ore.'s TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to install what is claimed to be the first regenerative "battery" for U.S. passenger rail service, the Sitras Energy Storage Unit, to be placed on the Milwaukie light rail line now under construction.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:23

Seattle seeks to merge streetcar lines

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced plans Monday, June 3, 2013, to connect two separate streetcar lines with a link through the city’s downtown, dubbed the Center City Connector.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:01

Alstom's Citadis makes APTA splash

Alstom ceremonially debuted its Citadis Spirit light rail transit product Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to the North American market at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philadelphia.

Amtrak Board Chairman Anthony Coscia's New Brunswick, N.J., law office was targeted Tuesday morning, June 4, 2013, by the Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (PRLBC), representing Amtrak employees who PRLBC says continue to work without a contract.

Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area's regional planning agency, will hold a series of four open house events this month, commencing Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to revive plans of establishing electrified rail service linking Toronto's Union Station with Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

Monday, 03 June 2013 09:15

Obituary: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 89

U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), an ardent passenger rail champion who first was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1982, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of 89.

A ceremonial groundbreaking will occur Monday, June 3, 2013, for a new CSX intermodal facility in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, which provincial officials say "will represent a significant addition to the region's transportation and logistics infrastructure."

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