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, 16 October 2012 07:15

First Siemens “H2” LRV debuts in Houston

Siemens Mobility light rail car #201 is slated to enter revenue service Tuesday for Houston MetroRail, after a ceremony was held Monday at MetroRail's Rail Operations center.

Monday, 15 October 2012 08:52

BNSF to mark new Burlington, Iowa, bridge

BNSF Railway says it will celebrate the completion of its new railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, with a public ceremony and reception this Thursday, Oct. 18.

Monday, 15 October 2012 07:45

Mesa, Ariz., marks funds for LRT extension

Continuing a nationwide tour dispensing federal transit funds, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Friday bestowed $75 million to Mesa, Ariz., for a 3.1-mile extension of Valley Metro light rail transit more deeply into the municipality.

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:25

SF Third Street LRT route gets FTA funds

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday officially affirmed $942.2 million in Federal Transit Administration funds to extend San Francisco's Third Street light rail system through the city's Chinatown neighborhood.

Friday, 12 October 2012 09:45

TTX names Victoria Dudley CFO

Chicago-based TTX Co. said Thursday Victoria A. Dudley is joining the company as vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to the president and CEO.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Thursday Flora M. Castillo is APTA's 2012-2013 chair, "officially assuming the office at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting on October 1 in Seattle, Wash."

FreightCar America, Inc. early Friday said Robert S. Andress has been named vice president, manufacturing. Andress will lead the company's new car manufacturing activities at Roanoke, Va. and Danville, Ill.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:25

U.S. intermodal powers on in latest week

U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending Oct. 6, 2012 notched another decline, down 6.3% from the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. But U.S. intermodal continued its counterbalancing act, with volume up 3.8% during the week compared with a year ago.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:55

Staten Island still seeks (HB)LRT

New York City's "forgotten borough," Staten Island, appears not to have forgotten or abandoned its desire to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT) across the New Jersey-New York border and into the borough itself.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:36

L.B. Foster rebrands subsidiaries

L.B. Foster Co. announced Wednesday it is "changing the names of several of its subsidiary companies acquired from Portec Rail Products, Inc. to L.B. Foster Rail Technologies to more accurately brand the innovative unit and better represent its rail product development capabilities."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:43

Amtrak (again) sets ridership record

Another year, another ridership record: Amtrak Wednesday released its fiscal year 2012 ridership results (ending Sept. 30), 31.2 million passengers, up 3.5% from FY11 and the ninth ridership record in the past 10 years.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:26

Harsco Rail group lands international orders

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. Wednesday said it has secured "three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding to the group's multi-year production backlog."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:11

First St. Paul LRV makes ceremonial debut

The first light rail vehicle for St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor, now also dubbed the Green Line, made its debut Wednesday—in neighboring Minneapolis, at Target Field Station on the existing Hiawatha LRT line.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 11:06


New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV's West Coast operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:12

RSI names board members, officers

The Railway Supply Institute Tuesday announced the election results for its Board of Directors, tallied after its annual meeting in Chicago last month, and the Board's 2013 officers.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:57

NREC promotes Cox to AVP-Operations

Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. said Monday Ken J. Cox has been promoted to assistant vice president Operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:35

New oversight for LA-San Diego services

A statement Monday by the LOSSAN Rail Corridor agency commended California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing State Senate Bill 1225, authorizing the transfer of management for the state-supported intercity passenger rail service linking San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo from the state to a local Joint Powers Authority (JPA).

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:43

D.C. ponders PCC streetcar option

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:25

Feds funds loom for Valley Metro extension

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff are scheduled to appear Friday in Mesa, Ariz., formally presenting $75 million in federal funding for extending Valley Metro light rail transit 3.1 miles more deeply into Mesa.

Friday, 05 October 2012 10:40

Amtrak begins training for Norfolk service

Amtrak said Friday it has begun operating trains to serve as training for locomotive engineers and conductors to learn the tracks and territory between Petersburg and Norfolk, Va., in preparation for its startup of service to and from Norfolk, Va., Dec. 12.

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