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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Monday, 16 September 2013 09:04

Staten Island: We still want LRT

The Staten Island Economic Development Corp., along with the borough's Chamber of Commerce, continues to press for light rail – and, often specifically, an extension of New Jersey's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) – despite ongoing disinterest from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, candidates for New York City's mayoralty, and upstate New York lawmakers.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:07

Arrests anticipated in Lac-Megantic's wake

Quebec provincial law enforcement could begin making arrests soon due to the July 6 derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MMA) train in Lac-Megantic.

Friday, 13 September 2013 08:44

Washington court: Link LRT OK on I-90

The Washington State Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit to forbid light rail transit on Interstate 90, removing one obstable blocking Sound Transit's East Link Extension between Seattle and Redmond, Wash.

In a contentious 8-to-5 vote Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, the Kansas City (Mo.) Council gave final approval to a joint venture construction contract for the city's initial streetcar line.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:26

Second weekly gain in a row for U.S. traffic

For a second straight week – and the third time in the last four weeks – U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground when measured against the comparable period in 2012, complementing the steady weekly advances of U.S. intermodal volume, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:21

PATH extension to get New Jersey nudge

Nearly a year after PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) announced plans to study a PATH extension toward (not to) Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly appears ready to back the proposal.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:56

Calgary stays with Siemens for LRT fleet

Calgary Transit is ordering 60 new S200 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility, an increase of 10 from previous plans to acquire 50 new LRVs.

Continental Rail Corp., a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 that it has engaged energy and infrastructure investment banking firm Taylor-DeJongh Ltd. to assist it with developing a freight railcar acquisition finance program.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:21

Railroad property rights: Routinely ignored

Lots of New Jersey PATH riders headed for work early this Sept. 11, 2013, eager or anxious to get to and through PATH's World Trade Center Station and avoid the expected larger-than-normal crowds slated to gather for 9/11 Memorial ceremonies later on in the day. For many New Jerseyans this morning and throughout the year, rail transit rules.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:46

Trainyard Tech touts Class I clients

Gibsonia, Pa.-based Trainyard Tech, LLC said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 the company recently placed the company's CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System into service at CSX Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga., and at BNSF Hobson Yard, west of Lincoln, Neb.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:35

San Antonio mulls more streetcar mileage

VIA Metropolitan Transit planners Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 recommended that San Antonio pursue the longest of several streetcar alternatives being considered.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:19

Cincinnati streetcar trackwork to start soon

Tracks for Cinncinnati's initial streetcar line will begin being laid in mid-October, a month ahead of schedule, beginning on Elm Street near Memorial Hall, city officials and streetcar advocates say.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:20

AAR adds affiliate, associate members

The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:24

Nebraska short line marks 20 years

The Nebraska Central Railroad Co. (NCRC) says it will commemorate "20 years of excellence" through a series of celebratory activities that will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in its headquarters city of Norfolk, Neb.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:44

St. Louis Loop Trolley in jeopardy

One of two streetcar projects in St. Louis, bolstered by a pledge of $22 million in federal funds, could still fall through if plans aren't finalized by next month.

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:34

Texas transit trio sets GoPass mobile app

Starting Sept. 16, 2012, public transit riders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex can use their smartphones "to buy, store and activate passes for DART, The T and DCTA," the three area transit entities jointly announced Monday, Sept. 9.

Monday, 09 September 2013 10:36

Indiana Rail Road sets locomotive shop debut

Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) President and CEO Tom Hoback will host ceremonies this Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, as the regional railroad officially opens is new $7.6 million Locomotive Maintenance Facility near Jasonville, Ind.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with husband Mark Kelly, were surprise attendees attending the dedication of Tucson, Ariz.’s new maintenance and storage facility and arrival of the first streetcar Friday, Sept. 6 2013.

Monday, 09 September 2013 08:27

For Purple Line, rail and trail issues remain

Though Maryland has committed itself to establishing the two-county Purple Line Light Rail Transit system in the northern Washington, D.C. suburbs, exact routing issues remain, including potential conflicts between LRT and nearby bicycle paths on its western end.

Friday, 06 September 2013 10:01

Angels Flight funicular derails

One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting it off the track, according to Angels Flight Railway President John Welborne.

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