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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Saturday, 16 February 2013 17:25

Contract set for Second Avenue Subway station

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday said it had awarded a $258 million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to tackle mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishing work for the 72nd Street Station, part of New York's Second Avenue Subway project.

Saturday, 16 February 2013 13:29

Calgary considers adding streetcars

Calgary, the second North American city to commit to modernized light rail transit, may join the ranks of such cities also diversifying into streetcar operations.

Friday, 15 February 2013 13:01

CSX taps Avtec for console contract

Avtec Inc. said Friday it and CSX Transportation have entered into a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to migrate all of CSX's mainline dispatching centers to Avtec's Scout pure-IP radio console with Enterprise Management capabilities.

Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Association of American Railroads said Thursday it “has modified the weekly rail traffic chart,” grouping its previous list of 20 commodities to 10 in its weekly charting of U.S. freight traffic. But the outcome remained the same for the week ending Feb. 9, 2013: down for freight carload traffic, up for intermodal volume.

Metro Transit light rail vehicles 201 and 202 began operating in revenue service on the Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis Tuesday, the first of 59 Siemens S70 LRVs on order by Metro Transit.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 16:06

Next vote set for next Tampa Bay LRT plan

Voters in Pinellas County, Fla., likely will vote in November 2014 on a proposed sales tax to pay for a Tampa Bay regional light rail transit (LRT) system, and bus improvements.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:00

MTA mulls reopening (one) South Ferry Station

One subway station in Manhattan mauled by Hurricane Sandy last October remains problematic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it's an important subway/ferry transfer hub: South Ferry Station.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:59

Charlotte readies streetcar construction

Charlotte, N.C., city officials Tuesday said work on the proposed 1.5-mile starter streetcar line would commence before the end of the month.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:12

Report: U.S. HSR, HrSR spur supply industry

A report released Friday by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) says U.S. high speed rail (HSR), higher-speed rail (HrSR), and intercity rail projects are spurring the U.S. rail supply industry, which is adding jobs and contributing to economic growth.

Cincinnati city officials Friday said three companies have submitted bids to build the city's $115 million, 3.6-mile initial streetcar line.
Friday, 08 February 2013 11:37

CN, AMT spar over Montreal locomotive use

A dispute over locomotive operations in the Montreal metropolitan area is pitting CN against regional rail operator Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT). CN, which owns right-of-way used by AMT, is prohibiting the operation of AMT's ALP-45DP locomotives.
U.S. freight traffic volumes wrapped up 2013's first month, and entered its second, on par with a path carved out for more than a year: mixed. U.S. intermodal traffic volume rose a healthy 7.2% during the week ending Feb. 2, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. But U.S. carload freight volume fell 3.4% short of last year's levels.

Cincinnati officials Friday said they have signed two agreements with Duke Energy Corp. resolving a conflict generated by the city's initial streetcar line, now under construction.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:59

More mixed U.S. freight traffic, AAR reports

U.S. intermodal volume continues to shine as 2013 establishes itself, up 1.6% for the week ending Jan. 26, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads. AAR on Thursday noted that offset the ongoing lackluster performance in U.S. freight carload volume, down 6.3% for the week compared with a year ago.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:22

Vermont governor seeks more Amtrak service

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has advanced a fiscal year 2014 state budget with funding for restored passenger rail service between Rutland and Burlington, running north-south on the Green Mountain State’s western flank.

Amaro, Italy-based Eurotech Group says it has received a 1.2 million euro ($1.6 million) order to supply on-board rail equipment to Alstom Italy.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 08:37

PATH resumes Hoboken-WTC service

With little advance notice and a minimum of public relations fanfare, PATH Wednesday morning resumed rail service between Hoboken, N.J., and its World Trade Center Station in downtown Manhattan.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:26

Hotstart makes first Japanese sale

Spokane, Wash.-based Hotstart, Inc. says Japan's Iwate Kaihatsu Railways has installed the company's HOTflow™ CSM Engine Heater on one of its locomotives.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:08

Senate passes Hurricane Sandy relief bill

The Senate Monday, in a 62-to-36 vote, approved an aid package totaling $51 billion for Hurricane Sandy victims, rejecting an amendment to require the relief be offset by cuts to other federal spending. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.

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