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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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:25

RDC reimbursed for Guatemala action

Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. (RDC) confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that it had been paid the full $14.6 million awarded in its six-year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala brought under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:39

Deadline looms for AREMA papers

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is inviting "all interested parties to submit Papers on subjects of interest to the railway engineering community to be considered for publication and/or presentation at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago," but the deadline is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:08

Gotham's robust rail growth

MTA is readying infrastructure additions; continuing to repair, upgrade, and harden existing facilities; and acquiring new rolling stock, all in order to meet increasing passenger demand.

Siemens Rail Systems and Cummins jointly announced a partnership on Dec. 3, 2013 that they said "will bring one of the most modern and efficient passenger rail, diesel-electric locomotives in the world to the U.S. marketplace."

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 08:45

FreightCar America gets Saudi order

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has awarded FreightCar America a $67 million contract to supply 500 freight cars, including cement, cereal, limestone, and ballast hoppers.

Monday, 02 December 2013 10:50

CN boosts rail, wheel flaw detection efforts

CN has announced a program to acquire additional monitoring equipment to enhance its strong technological base for early detection of defects.

Monday, 02 December 2013 10:02

Fighting Cincinnati mendacity, with money

Passenger rail supporters looking long-range on a post-Thanksgiving Monday morning aren't ignoring the latest obstacle confronting California high speed rail, nor are they oblivious to the Metro-North accident fatalities of Dec. 1, 2013. But many are focusing on a political mashup courtesy of an anti-rail mayor who assumed his role in Cincinnati the same day. And they're offering financial support to counter that stance.

Monday, 02 December 2013 09:17

CP appoints Demosky as Exec VP, CFO

Canadian Pacific has announced that Bart Demosky has been appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Dec.  28, 2013.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:20

Rally continues for U.S. freight traffic

U.S. rail traffic maintained its upward momentum during the week ending Nov. 23, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Nov. 27, though the 2012 Thanksgiving Day holiday played a role in the 2012 data.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:53

NJ House rep seeks more rail oversight

Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill calling for independent oversight of railroads and particularly railroad infrastructure, arguing that U.S. freight railroads aren't pursuing adequate safety measures.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:17

Denver RTD OKs electric rail line contract

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 awarded a $343 million contract to Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors for construction of the region's first electrified regional/commuter passenger rail line.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:49

FTA clears Valley Metro LRT extension

Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro's 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:30

Court bars CHSRA bond issuance

Opponents of California's high speed rail project celebrated Thanksgiving early – and, some argued, prematurely – following a court ruling barring the issuance of more than $8 billion in state bonds to fund the project.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:02

Cincinnati streetcar may yet survive

A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1, 2013. But the anti-rail forces face some serious political and fiscal obstacles in the attempt.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:15

NJ committee: Subway to Hoboken OK by us

New Jersey's Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, offered the first substantive Garden State backing for a proposed No. 7 subway extension under the Hudson River from Manhattan to New Jersey.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 08:43

Navy yard subway link eyed for SEPTA

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an office center and residential neighborhood.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor linking Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the state capital.

The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Friday, 22 November 2013 12:05

D.C. streetcar debut date still in flux

Construction continues at a fast pace on Washington, D.C.'s first modern streetcar line, even as district officials send conflicting signals on the line's operational launch.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:05

SMART preps for Marin County R-O-W work

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.

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