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, 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.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:20

Nomad Digital Wi-Fi graces VIA Rail’s Ocean

British-based Nomad Digital Ltd. said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 it has completed a Wi-Fi installation for one of VIA Rail Canada's long-distance trains, the Ocean.

As part of Railway Interchange 2013, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Indianapolis, Norfolk Southern Chairman, President, and CEO Wick Moorman will address a combined AREMA/CMA Chairman's Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:36

MM&A to cease crude-by-rail haulage

The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will cease transporting oil by rail, Chairman Ed Burkhardt has announced, ending crude-by-rail transport over MM&A right-of-way from North Dakota's Bakken formation to a refinery in New Brunswick.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:27

Better 2Q for L.B. Foster in 2013

L.B. Foster reported second-quarter net income of $7.3 million, or 71 cents per share, comparing favorably with a net loss of $2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

The California State Supreme Court, in an opinion issued Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, dismissed objections from "Neighbors for Smart Rail" objecting to Phase 2 construction of the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:48

Tamper with this, please

Suppliers continue to refine and improve the machinery needed to keep costly but critical right-of-way components in top shape.

 

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:08

IANA: Domestic container traffic up in 2Q

Domestic container volume continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013, up 9% measured against the comparable quarter in 2012, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

Monday, 05 August 2013 09:55

LACMTA taps Atkins for engineering needs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans, Epsom, England-based Atkins said Aug. 5, 2013.

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