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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Officials from Ontario's Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge metropolitan area, southwest of Toronto, say at least five station stops of the planned light rail transit system will be placed in the center of roadways and not along roadsides, similar to the approach taken in nearby Toronto.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 08:12

MBCR pilot program aids MBTA conductors

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) regional rail trains to receive real-time information about service.

Monday, 14 January 2013 14:12

CP touts new Saskatchewan intermodal hub

Canadian Pacific on Monday announced the opening of its Intermodal Facility at Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina, the provincial capital.
Monday, 14 January 2013 11:23

RailComm system aids Minnesota short line

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining Co. The DOC system will have functionality for Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) through the company's web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery method.
Monday, 14 January 2013 09:27

Amtrak, CHSRA plan joint HSR gear order

Two U.S. high speed rail players, Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), will combine efforts to advance a joint order of up to 62 high speed rail trainsets, with a Request for Information (RFI) possibly issued as early as this Thursday.

Monday, 14 January 2013 08:46

LIRR taps Axion for more ties

Axion International Holdings, Inc. producer of recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies, said it has received a purchase order from the Long Island Rail Road for additional Ecotrax rail ties, to be used "in various locations throughout Long Island." The size of the order was not specified.

Friday, 11 January 2013 14:14

MBTA anger with Hyundai Rotem heats up

Reports from Boston-area print and television media Friday say Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is running short of patience over continuing delays of bilevel rail passenger equipment deliveries from Hyundai Rotem.
Friday, 11 January 2013 09:30

Caltrain raises farebox recovery goals

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, said late Thursday it is increasing the railroad's farebox recovery goals for Fiscal Year 2014.

New Jersey Transit Friday announced that as of Jan. 14, it "will restore service levels into New York to 100%, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair."

Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:59

New year, same U.S. freight traffic doldrums

U.S. freight traffic volume began 2013 the same way it ended 2012, declining from the comparable week of one year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:10

FEC CEO to address Traffic Club of Chicago

Florida East Coast Railway CEO James Hertwig is the featured keynote speaker Jan. 23 at the Traffic Club of Chicago's luncheon.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 09:58

Teknoware Oy acquires North American presence

Lathi, Finland-based Teknoware Oy has acquired the assets and the name of Trans-Lite Inc. , a supplier of lighting systems for the rail industry in the U.S.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 13:17

PATH round-the-clock service inches ahead

PATH has combined portions of three regular daytime routes to re-establish overnight service on part of its system for the first time since Hurricane Sandy crippled the bistate rapid transit system Oct. 29. The service is set to commence Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:28

More track, more streetcars, for Dallas project

Dallas's Oak Cliff streetcar line may get additional funding for more right-of-way work and two additional streetcars, should the Regional Transportation Council approve the transfer of funds Thursday.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:49

Greenbrier Cos. pleased with 1Q numbers

The Greenbrier Cos. early Wednesday reported its fiscal first-quarter results for the period ending Nov. 30, 2012, and indicated satisfaction with the outcome.
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 11:40

CANARAIL partners with Colombian company

Montreal-based CANARAIL on Tuesday said it had formed "an exclusive partnership with the railway engineering and consulting firm A. de G. Ingenieria from Colombia."

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 09:00

Sacramento marks funds for LRT extension

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday marked a ceremonial federal funding commitment to Sacramento's Blue Line light rail transit extension.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 08:16

Greenbrier Cos. notes new railcar orders

Lake Oswego, Ore.-based The Greenbrier Cos. late Monday said it is meeting "robust demand for new railcars in North American and European markets with orders for over 4,200 units valued at over $430 million since the start of its current fiscal year, which began on Sept. 1, 2012."

The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro said Monday they will host an official groundbreaking this Saturday, Jan. 12, for the 3.2-mile Northwest extension. The ceremony will occur at the southwest corner of 19th Avenue and West Dunlap Avenue, in Phoenix, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, 07 January 2013 11:04

AECOM lands Twin Cities LRT contract

AECOM Technology Corp. said Monday it has been awarded a $16.8 million contract by the Metropolitan Council for preliminary engineering work on the Southwest Lighrt Rail Transit project in Minnesota's Twin Cities.
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