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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Minnesota's Metro Transit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 urged riders of Northstar Line commuter service not to board their trains to head for the Twin Cities, citing delays caused by heavy freight rail traffic caused by ongoing congestion problems.

Dallas city officials continue to stress the establishment of the Oak Cliff streetcar line is just the first step in growing streetcar routes throughout the city, in part to complement existing DART light rail transit operations.

Friday, 21 February 2014 14:05

Fed funds boost LA LRT Regional Connector

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials and other transport personnel welcomed a $670 million federal grant aiding a Downtown Regional Connector, scheduled to open in 2020.

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:32

ARI: Record earnings in 2013

St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries says it recorded record earnings for the full year of 2013, and a 3% rise in consolidated earnings during the fourth quarter compared with a year ago.

Friday, 21 February 2014 09:52

Norfolk LRT extension options mapped

Efforts to extend light rail transit from Norfolk, Va., east to neighboring Virginia Beach have received substantial political and media attention in recent years. But Norfolk and Hampton Roads Transit are pursuing extension of The Tide LRT from its current western terminus north to Naval Station Norfolk.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:49

U.S. freight traffic falters in latest week

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume declined during the week ending Feb. 15, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 20.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:39

Trinity Industries 4Q beats Street

Dallas-based Trinity Industries late Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, reported fourth-quarter net income of $112.8 million, or $1.44 per share, up from $71.3 million, or 90 cents a share, in the comparable quarter of 2012. That beat Wall Street analyst consensus estimates of $1.41 per share by three cents.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:31

Wabtec cites record 4Q earnings, good year

Wabtec Corp. early Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, reported "record results" in its fourth quarter, including earnings per diluted share of 76 cents. Net income for the fourth quarter was $74 million, up from $64.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:19

Court decisions clear way for Honolulu rail

Two court victories for Hawaii pro-rail forces on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, have removed significant obstacles confronting the controversial $5.26 billion Honolulu Rail Transit project designed to serve the island of Oahu.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:06

FreightCar America logs loss for 4Q, full year

FreightCar America, Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss following the close of trading Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, with its rail division contributing to the shortfall. The company's fourth quarter net loss was $12.3 million, or a loss of $1.03 per diluted share, on revenue of $79.7 million.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:21

Irving Oil sets tank car conversion plan

Saint John, New Brunswick-based Irving Oil Ltd. announced plans Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, to voluntarily convert its older DOT-111 tank cars used in crude-by-rail (CBR) business—which has soared in recent years—to meet higher recommended safety standards by the end of April.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:24

Courts clash over California HSR

A California appeals court has put on hold an earlier legal order by a Superior Court judge halting funding of California's high speed rail project, saying it will review the matter over funding.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:00

Florida funds to aid FEC airport access

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 a financial package of up to $215 million to assist construction of a rail station at Orlando International Airport.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:37

Atlanta gets first two Siemens S70 streetcars

The first Siemens S70 streetcar destined to ply the streets of downtown Atlanta arrived in Georgia's capital city Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, while a second car was slated to arrive on the property Tuesday.

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that a North American railroad yard in Kansas City, Kan., has added a remote control derail system to the diesel shop.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:33

Back to mixed results for U.S. freight traffic

Resuming a pattern predominant through 2013, U.S. intermodal volume gained ground, while U.S. carload freight fell short, during the week ending Feb. 8, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 13.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:11

NS CBR train derails in Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern crude-by-rail (CBR) train derailed in Pennsylvania Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, resulting in oil leakage from three tank cars. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:13

Winston-Salem ponders streetcar project

Following Charlotte's lead in North Carolina, and perhaps pacing similar efforts in Raleigh-Durham, the Winston-Salem City Council's Public Works Committee has approved a streetcar proposal.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:16

Fly/drive focus aids U.S. weather wimpdom

The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked from behind. It is, as I write this, a gorgeous day for those of us who don't have to drive. Or fly. And the trains were running – a good thing, since I can't walk across the Hudson River. It's not cold enough. It's not the worst winter I've ever lived.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:50

RSICTC to USDOT: We’re tired of waiting

The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to get moving on new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol. 
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