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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Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:48

CP ordered to interchange trains with MM&A

Canadian Pacific said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, that it has been ordered by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) to interchange traffic with short line railroad Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), "effective immediately."

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:13

Oklahoma City panel chooses streetcar route

A recommended route for a 4.6-mile downtown streetcar route has been selected by an Oklahoma City advisory panel, with the proposal advancing to a full citizens advisory board and the City Council for review. Approval from both bodies is expected.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:03

Bombardier touts Waterloo LRT order

Bombardier Transportation formally noted it has signed an agreement with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Ontario) to supply 14 FLEXITY Freedom light rail vehicles, to serve the planned LRT system, initially serving the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ont.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:28

SEPTA Route 10 trolley trackwork almost done

SEPTA says it is on schedule to complete a track renewal project on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia between 40th and 44th streets, with work expected to be done by Aug. 31.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:52

Group seeks revived Queens, N.Y., rail route

In Queens, N.Y., the Queens Public Transit Committee for the Reactivation of Rockaway Beach Line plans a media event Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in order to emphasize public support for reactivation of a long-disused rail right-of-way for rail transit purposes.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:47

Rail’s superior safety remains unappreciated

The latest pushback during a given discussion over drinks doesn't catch me unawares, but the vehemence still takes me aback. "You talk trains and safety. But you just want to take away our cars."

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 08:06

Potential suitor emerges for beleaguered MM&A

A Canadian rail group reportedly is negotiating with the State of Maine in hopes of acquiring the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, which filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 7 following a derailment and explosion July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:54

Private equity firm acquires Nordco, Inc.

Nordco Inc. said late Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, that it has been acquired by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global transportation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:42

CTA OKs car overhaul contracts

Chicago Transit Authority's Board of Directors has approved two contracts purchasing replacement and upgrade parts for CTA's 2100-series rail car fleet, totaling about $166 million.

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) officials highlighted the agency's commitment to a new PATH station in Harrison, N.J., on Aug. 16, emphasizing the station's growing transit role within the PATH system. Harrison lies directly east of Newark, N.J., across the Passaic River.

Monday, 19 August 2013 10:32

RSI announces scholarship recipients

Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson announced that the RSI Scholarship Committee has selected 10 students to receive $3,000 scholarships for the 2013/2014 academic year.

Monday, 19 August 2013 10:21

Northshore Mining taps RailComm for CTC

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn.

Star, N.C.-based Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company (ACWR) has formed a new subsidiary, ACWR Shops, LLC, that repairs and retrofits locomotives, as well as passenger and freight cars, the short line says.

Monday, 19 August 2013 07:32

Metro-North West Haven Station debuts

Metro-North Railroad opened its new West Haven, Conn., station to revenue passengers on Sunday, Aug. 18. West Haven Station is located between Milford Station and New Haven on the railroad's New Haven Line.

Caltrans has awarded Riverside, Calif., a $237,500 grant for a feasibility study to restore streetcars to the southern California city.

Norfolk Southern on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 disclosed the railroad's business strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental footprint in a filing with the international not-for-profit CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:36

AAR: Intermodal powers latest week and July

Intermodal continued to be the growth driver for Class I railroads through the month of July, and including the latest week ending Aug. 3, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 8.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:05

Next TRAX segment to debut Aug. 18

Utah Transit Authority says it will begin light rail service on the new Draper TRAX extension Aug. 18, adding 3.8 miles to metropolitan Salt Lake City's LRT network.

Three people have been convicted of disability fraud, enabling hundreds of Long Island Rail Road retirees to garner additional funds through the federal Railroad Retirement Board illegally over several years.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:33

Court upholds KC streetcar lawsuit dismissal

The Missouri Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at cutting off local funding of up to $30 million for the proposed Kansas City, Mo. streetcar.

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