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, 23 December 2013 10:46

Bombardier gets TransLink contract

Bombardier Transportation said Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 it has signed a contract to provide train operations for TransLink's West Coast Express regional rail system in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:02

Cincinnati suppliers: Thank the advocates

Christmas came early to Cincinnati streetcar advocates this year of 2013, on Dec. 19, to be precise.

Friday, 20 December 2013 09:39

LIRR taps Ansaldo STS for signal project

Ansaldo STS said Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 it has been awarded a $20.5 million signaling contract to provide MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) an upgraded 45-mile segment of right-of-way between Speonk and Montauk, N.Y., the easternmost portion of LIRR's Montauk Branch, located in Suffolk County.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:26

Cincinnati streetcar survives political turmoil

Construction on Cincinnati's streetcar project will resume following weeks of political posturing and gamesmanship culminating Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in a decision to let the project continue.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:17

U.S. freight traffic stays mixed in December

U.S. freight carload volume declined, while intermodal gained ground, during the week ending Dec. 14, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 19, making it two weeks in a row with such a split result.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:27

SMART gets more funds, adds station to line

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) said Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has approved $16.7 million in funds to extend passenger rail service to the site of SMART's Operations & Maintenance Facility (OMF) near the Sonoma County Airport in California.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:35

URS hired to aid LA Streetcar project

Los Angeles' Downtown Streetcar project, recently beset by cost concerns and pushback from some anti-rail quarters, has hired URS to restore momentum to the proposed project.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:10

NCTD notes work schedule for COASTER route

California's North County Transit District (NCTD) on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 specified track work dates for its Coastal Rail Line, used by its COASTER regional rail service, and part of the LOSSAN rail line linking San Diego and Los Angeles, which includes Amtrak service.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:02

MTA seeks Buy America waiver for SAS

The Federal Transit Administration is considering a Buy America waiver submitted by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) "for the Pad and Rubber Boot of a Concrete Block for a Low Vibration Track System," related to construction of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) in Manhattan.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:58

Three teams vie for Waterloo DBOM contract

Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo will evaluate three competing bids for a C$536 million (US$505 million) contract to build an initial 11.8-mile light rail transit line. All three bids were submitted by deadline Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:28

STB backs BNSF on coal dust issue

The Surface Transportation Board Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 said BNSF Railway has performed due diligence in minimizing or mitigating the generation of coal dust during rail movements, turning aside complaints from shippers and environmental groups claiming the railroad has been negligent.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:27

MTA eyes 2016 return to South Ferry Station

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) hopes to restore service to the recently upgraded – and storm-destroyed – South Ferry Station in lower Manhattan by mid-2016.

Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad President and CEO Carl Belke says a new rail bridge along the right-of-way in Falconer, N.Y., is nearly complete, and under budget, as a result of emergency repair work.

Monday, 16 December 2013 15:33

Rail service in Lac-Mégantic to resume

Freight rail service will begin traversing the right-of-way in and around Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, limited at first to trains hauling dry goods.

Monday, 16 December 2013 13:56

NxGen Rail Services launches NxTrack

Chicago-based NxGen Rail Services said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has launched NxTrack, describing it as "a fully integrated, line speed, rail track inspection system."

Monday, 16 December 2013 13:37

Sound Transit taps Wabtec for PTC

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has signed a $34 million contract with Seattle's Sound Transit to design, install, test, and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system on the agency's regional rail line.

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:37

Harsco Rail, Protran Technology sign pact

Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corp., said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Protran Technology.

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:59

TriMet sells heritage trolleys to St. Louis

Portland's TriMet Board of Directors has approved selling two GOMACO vintage trolleys to the St. Louis Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.

Friday, 13 December 2013 09:56

STB solicits comment on grain rates

The Surface Transportation Board announced Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 it "invites public comment on how to ensure the Board's rate complaint procedures are accessible to grain shippers and provide effective protection against unreasonable freight rail transportation rates."

U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Dec. 7, 2013 returned to a pattern seen most often in the first three quarters of the year, but not much recently: gains in intermodal volume, declines in carload traffic.

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