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, 13 December 2012 14:10

U.S. freight carload, intermodal moves slip

For the second week in a row, the latest week ending Dec. 8, volume fell for both U.S. carload freight traffic and, more notably, for U.S. intermodal movement as well.
Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:12

Kansas City OKs streetcar, hires HDR Inc.

Eligible voters in a special assessment district have approved plans for a two-mile streetcar line to run through downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:36

New Ohio short line announced

Hannibal Real Estate of White Plains, N.Y., and Carload Express of Oakmont, Pa., on Wednesday jointly announced agreement to operate the 12.2-mile Omal railway line in Monroe County, Ohio, naming it the Ohio Terminal Railway Co.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:36

Progress Rail acquires welding company

Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., said Tuesday it has purchased mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld LLC, a rail welding company based in Springfield, Mo.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:16

Obituary: Dr. William J. Harris, 94

Dr. William J. Harris, who contributed to several industry improvements and who served with the Association of American Railroads from 1970 to 1985, died Dec. 5 at age 94 at his home in East Falmouth, Mass.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:37

UP opens Austin, Tex., info tech center

Union Pacific said Tuesday it has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Tex., bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in what it calls one of the hottest U.S. technology hubs.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:10

UIC honor bestowed to TTCI FAST program

The Association of American Railroads Tuesday lauded the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) on its receipt of the International Union of Railways' (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Award in the "Rail Freight Services" category for the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) Program.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:56

NJT: 261 passenger cars need post-Sandy fix

Questioned Tuesday by New Jersey's Assembly Transportation Committee—but not as harshly as some expected—New Jersey Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said the company had sustained $100 million in damage to its rail equipment, including 62 locomotives and 261 passenger cars, due to Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:15

CP, Teamsters Canada workers reach accord

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED), representing 2,600 maintenance of way workers, and Canadian Pacific reached a tentative historic five-year contract settlement, CP announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:11

For Arlington County streetcar, a PPP option

Arlington County (Va.) Board members Monday approved plans to explore a public-private partnership arrangement to advance its proposed Columbia Pike streetcar. But the approval was strongly contested by a recently elected board member, whose campaign included strident disapproval of any streetcar project.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:44

NS welcomes Amtrak back to Norfolk

Norfolk Southern Corp. Tuesday heralded Amtrak's return to the corporation's headquarters city, Norfolk, Va., and the Hampton Roads area.
Monday, 10 December 2012 10:54

Greenbrier Cos. tapped by Statoil

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. said Monday it has been selected by energy provider Statoil Marketing and Trading (US), Inc. "to deliver comprehensive railcar management and maintenance solutions for Statoil's fleet of more than 1,000 tank cars."

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:22

APTA: Transit ridership rising in 2012

The American Public Transportation Association on Monday said more than 7.9 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first three quarters of 2012, an increase of 2.6% over the corresponding period in 2011.
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:36

Alton & Southern to expand RailComm system

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Alton & Southern Railway Co., based in East St. Louis, Ill., will expand its existing RailComm Yard Control System by adding several new components to its switching yard.
Monday, 10 December 2012 08:52

Massachusetts: No Green Line PTC for now

Citing cost concerns, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has deferred any installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on Boston's Green Line light rail transit operation, saying lower-cost alternatives are available.

Twelve diesel multiple-unit (DMU) cars have already been ordered by California's Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), but a move to add one more set has angered some allies of the rail project.

Monday, 10 December 2012 07:57

LIRR resumes normal rush hour service

MTA Long Island Rail Road began the day providing rush hour service to Midtown Manhattan comparable to levels prior to Hurricane Sandy's impact Oct. 29, and at least two weeks ahead of earlier expectations.
PATH bistate rail service will be limited to just one line, the system's Newark-to-World Trade Center route, this weekend and next to aid system repairs on other parts of the system still out of service due to Hurricane Sandy more than five weeks.
Friday, 07 December 2012 09:43

Bombardier forms China joint venture company

Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. Friday announced the formation of a joint venture company, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:33

U.S. freight traffic slumps as December begins

For the week ending Dec. 1, U.S. freight carload traffic continued falling short of its 2011 marks, and U.S. intermodal also fell short, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
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