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, 29 August 2013 08:16

UTA readies Sugar House streetcar tests

Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:08

Detroit M1 targets streetcar RFP release

Detroit's public-private partnership streetcar effort, M1, will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in October, and possibly even earlier, M1 officials say.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:01

DART plans downtown Dallas rail replacement

DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:21

El Paso eludes streetcar funding snafu

The El Paso, Tex. City Council has voted to pay for streetcar design through a $68 million bond package, contingent on the lack of funding expected from the Texas Department of Transportation.

TÜV Rheinland Mobility said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, that its Rail Safety Consulting division has been awarded the second portion of a two-part consulting contract by the Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) involving PTC deployment.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:50

NCTD revamps website for Coaster, SPRINTER

North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:41

CTA taps PB for construction management

Parsons Brinckerhoff said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded it a to provide construction management services for transit projects throughout the CTA system.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 07:36

First Tucson streetcar being delivered

Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC has begun delivering the first of eight streetcars to the city of Tucson, Ariz., with arrival expected Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Secretary of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced plans for "NJ TransitGrid" Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, to make passenger rail infrastructure in the Garden State more self-sustaining and flexible in the face of future emergencies.

Friday, 23 August 2013 10:28

OLI CEO to address highway safety group

Members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders 2013 Conference in San Diego, Calif., are slated for a safety reminder involving roads and railroads, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President and CEO Joyce Rose.

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) said Friday its deadline for early registration to Railway Interchange 2013 has been extended to Sept. 10 for exhibition-only and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations. The deadline had been Aug. 21.

Friday, 23 August 2013 09:23

TÜV Rheinland sets ISO 50001 services

TÜV Rheinland of North America said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 it is offering ISO 50001 certification service to companies across all industries "seeking to enhance their energy performance, reduce production costs, and improve overall sustainability and competitiveness in the marketplace."

Friday, 23 August 2013 08:34

LIRR eyes weekend service upgrades

MTA Long Island Rail Road says it will hold a public hearing Aug. 27 on a proposal to restore half-hourly service on its Port Washington Branch on weekends, as well as on a proposal to operate weekend service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Greenport for approximately 10 additional weekends each year. 

Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:11

Parsons hails CHSRA contract milestone

Pasadena, Calif.-based Parsons Corp. expressed enthusiasm Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, over the contract executed by the California High-Speed Rail Authority with the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture for the first segment of the the state's 700-mile high speed rail system.

Both U.S. carload freight traffic and U.S. intermodal volume advanced during the week ending Aug. 17, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 22, with total U.S. rail traffic rising 2.0% measured against the comparable week of 2012.

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.

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