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, 11 November 2013 10:56

MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge

Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013.

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:14

Whittier, Calif.: We want LRT

Whittier, Calif.'s City Council says it will engage in a "full court press" to acquire access to light rail transit, suggesting Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has favored the western portions of the metropolitan area.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:48

AAR: Freight traffic up in latest week, month

U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground in the week ending Nov. 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 7, capping significant and sustained gains registered during the month of October.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 12:29

September rail employment up over year ago

Figures released Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,237 people in mid-September, up 1.23% from September 2012, but down 183 people, or 0.11%, from the previous month of August.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:08

New tie plate production line debuts

Arkansas Steel Associates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, welcomed guests to its grand opening of its Robotic Vicor Tie Plate Production Line in Newport, Ark.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:34

Purple Line 3P approach is approved

Maryland transportation officials on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, got the go-ahead to advance a private-public partnership (3P or PPP) approach for the $2.2 billin Purple Line light rail transit project, designed to span two Maryland counties north and east of Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:32

FasTracks North Metro contract awarded

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, awarded a $343 million contract to an engineering consortium led by Graham Contracting Ltd. for design and construction of RTD's FasTracks North Metro project.

Healthy attendance and a record number of suppliers exhibiting at RI2013 established this biennial gathering as a can’t-miss event.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:07

Phoenix neighborhood seeks LRT inclusion

With "galloping me-tooism" at work in a positive vein for light rail transit, Phoenix's Central City Village has approved a recommendation to extend LRT along a South Central Corridor to serve the neighborhood, citing the need to be included among planned LRT expansion plans.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:30

Ottawa eyes rail link to airport

Ottawa officials plan to meet with their counterparts of the Ottawa International Airport Authority to ponder an airport-rail link for the Canadian national capital.

Monday, 04 November 2013 11:43

Portland gets fifth United Streetcar

Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC has delivered its fifth streetcar to Portland, Ore., completing an order beset by manufacturing delays and potentially bolstering the company's credibility.

Global belief in U.S. "exceptionalism" is being sorely tested these days on many fronts, whether we Americans acknowledge that or not. But most of the world still appears to accept the axiom that Americans excel at marketing. Also at American football, which is where my focus was on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 01 November 2013 10:23

GWI posts 3Q profit

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, reported third-quarter earnings of $65.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $19.6 million, or 47 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2012.

Friday, 01 November 2013 09:07

ARI reports “strong” 3Q earnings

St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries, Inc. has reported "strong" third-quarter earnings of $35.6 million, or 98 cents per share, up 17% from earnings of $30.3 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Friday, 01 November 2013 08:32

St. Louis Loop Trolley meets FTA deadline

Supporters of the St. Louis Loop Trolley, beset by a lawsuit against the proposed line filed earlier this week, have met a Federal Transit Administration deadline to submit required documentation for the project.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:33

Good week for U.S. freight rail volume

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume both rose for the third straight week, and fourth week in the last five, during the week ending Oct. 26, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 31, as freight carload traffic continued to show signs of vigor.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:15

FreightCar America reports 3Q loss

FreightCar America, Inc. reported a third-quarter loss in both revenue and earnings Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2013, driven in large measure by lower railcar deliveries, according to one Wall Street analyst.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:10

Lawsuit challenges St. Louis Loop Trolley plan

The beleaguered St. Louis Loop Trolley proposal, already scrambling to meet federal funding requirements, has been sued by plaintiffs alleging it seeks to run beyond its authorized boundaries.

Trinity Industries, Inc. reported record third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, surpassing Wall Street consensus analyst estimates.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:23

LIRR hails renovated Queens Village Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark on Oct. 30, 2013 marked the renovation of Queens Village Station, located within the namesake New York City borough.

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