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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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:44

NS welcomes Amtrak back to Norfolk

Norfolk Southern Corp. Tuesday heralded Amtrak's return to the corporation's headquarters city, Norfolk, Va., and the Hampton Roads area.
Monday, 10 December 2012 10:54

Greenbrier Cos. tapped by Statoil

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. said Monday it has been selected by energy provider Statoil Marketing and Trading (US), Inc. "to deliver comprehensive railcar management and maintenance solutions for Statoil's fleet of more than 1,000 tank cars."

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:22

APTA: Transit ridership rising in 2012

The American Public Transportation Association on Monday said more than 7.9 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first three quarters of 2012, an increase of 2.6% over the corresponding period in 2011.
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:36

Alton & Southern to expand RailComm system

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Alton & Southern Railway Co., based in East St. Louis, Ill., will expand its existing RailComm Yard Control System by adding several new components to its switching yard.
Monday, 10 December 2012 08:52

Massachusetts: No Green Line PTC for now

Citing cost concerns, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has deferred any installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on Boston's Green Line light rail transit operation, saying lower-cost alternatives are available.

Twelve diesel multiple-unit (DMU) cars have already been ordered by California's Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), but a move to add one more set has angered some allies of the rail project.

Monday, 10 December 2012 07:57

LIRR resumes normal rush hour service

MTA Long Island Rail Road began the day providing rush hour service to Midtown Manhattan comparable to levels prior to Hurricane Sandy's impact Oct. 29, and at least two weeks ahead of earlier expectations.
PATH bistate rail service will be limited to just one line, the system's Newark-to-World Trade Center route, this weekend and next to aid system repairs on other parts of the system still out of service due to Hurricane Sandy more than five weeks.
Friday, 07 December 2012 09:43

Bombardier forms China joint venture company

Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. Friday announced the formation of a joint venture company, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:33

U.S. freight traffic slumps as December begins

For the week ending Dec. 1, U.S. freight carload traffic continued falling short of its 2011 marks, and U.S. intermodal also fell short, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:28

UTA FrontRunner South service ready for debut

Utah Transit Authority is offering the public test rides Saturday of its FrontRunner South regional rail line, with the "fare" being donation of a canned good. Revenue service on the line will begin next Monday.
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:43

House reps seek hearing on Conrail accident

Two New Jersey congressional representatives and one Pennsylvania colleague Thursday said they will seek to hold a hearing to determine the cause of a freight derailment last week in Paulsboro, N.J., resulting in a derailment and a chemical release.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:20

Arlington goes it alone on streetcar study

Arlington County, Va., continues to pursue plans for two streetcar lines, both meeting at Washington Metrorail's Pentagon City Station—but the county will pursue both, for now, without the help of neighboring Alexandria, Va.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:33

Ottawa picks consortium for LRT project

Ottawa city officials Wednesday announced it had awarded the Rideau Transit Group, a consortium including ACS Infrastructure Canada and SNC Lavalin, a design-build-finance-maintain contract for the Canadian capital's initial light rail transit line. The decision is subject to final approval by the City Council, expected later this month.

Striking workers were set to return to work Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, after an eight-day job action which severely affected up to 40% of the nation's import goods flow.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:57

Amtrak takes charge of Empire Corridor stretch

Delayed by one month at least in part due to Hurricane Sandy, Amtrak and the state of New York announced Tuesday Amtrak assumed control from CSX Corp. of the Empire Corridor right-of-way between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie, N.Y, which also includes Albany, the state capital.

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:04

CP to explore options for DM&E west end

Canadian Pacific on Tuesday announced its intention to explore strategic options for its main line track from Tracy, Minn., west into South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming, and is inviting expressions of interest from prospective partners.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:51

Voters approve LA Streetcar plan

Supporters of a plan for a streetcar in Los Angeles Tuesday were cautiously predicting victory, as a special measure appeared to have enough support from voters Monday.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:21

Amtrak, VIA Rail, CN reach Maple Leaf accord

Amtrak's Maple Leaf will continue to use the upper level of the Whirlpool Bridge, linking Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, following an agreement aimed at keeping the bridge in serviceable condition.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:50

Graham named Greenbrier Cos. Exec VP

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Tuesday announced Martin Graham will join the company on Jan. 2, 2013, as executive vice president of Materials Management, Engineering and Operations for Greenbrier Manufacturing North America. He will report to Alejandro Centurion, president of Greenbrier manufacturing for North America.
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