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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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."

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line (light rail transit).

Resuming a familiar pattern during the week ending May 25, 2013, U.S. freight carload traffic fell 3.3% measured against the comparable week in 2012, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 1.4%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 30.

Holding to its projected reopening date, MTA New York City Transit resumed A train subway service on the elevated Rockaway Branch line in the namesake Queens, N.Y. neighborhood Thursday morning, May 30.

At a ceremony in Cleburne, Tex., Wednesday, May 29, the Greenbrier Cos. introduced Multi-Max, an automotive railcar that the company says "significantly advances the options for transporting autos by rail."

By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:19

Minneapolis mulls streetcar funding plan

A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail transit system.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:19

Sound Transit picks Tacoma Link route

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected the North Downtown Central Corridor, also called the E1 Corridor, as the alignment to move ahead with further environmental review for a potential expansion of the Tacoma Link light rail system.

Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:25

Amtrak to adjust Cascades service

In response to the collapse last week of the Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon, Wash., Amtrak says it plans to add daily round trip between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., at least for a few weeks, to bolster existing Cascades service north of Seattle.

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