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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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:14

Metro-North eyes more bridge repairs

Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Metro-North Railroad have agreed to repair or replace three rail bridges on the New Haven Line at a cost of $10 million.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:57

Houston Metro delays LRT launches

Continuing and mounting delays have forced Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) from adding two new light rail transit lines to Houston's growing system.

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:25

TEX Rail gets FTA, FAA nods to proceed

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)'s TEX Rail project has received a Record of Decision (ROD) from both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration, the T announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 .

Norfolk Southern Corp. said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 it has "earned recognition recently from environmental nonprofit CDP as a marketplace leader in carbon disclosure, reflecting the railroad's broad integration of sustainable business practices into daily operations."

Monday, 29 September 2014 08:55

M1 rails begin appearing in Detroit

Welded rail is scheduled to begin apparing on Detroit's Woodward Avenue as rail infrastructure begins appearing for the city's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project.

Friday, 26 September 2014 12:01

InnoTrans 2014 touts "major success"

As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a "major success."

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:28

Met Council awards LRT engineering contract

In Minnesota, Metropolitan Council has awarded Cary, N.C.-based Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. an engineering contract to advance the 13-mile Bottineau Light Rail Transit line (Blue Line extension).

Friday, 26 September 2014 08:24

WMATA's Sarles to step down

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Richard Ssrles says he will step down from his post in mid-January 2015, completing four years at the position.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:47

Record intermodal paces U.S. freight gains

U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Sept. 20, 2014 kept rising from levels of a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 25. As per the previous week, this most recent week's intermodal volume set a record high for U.S. railroads, breaking the previous record of the week before, AAR said.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:45

H Street streetcar targets November startup

Washington, D.C.'s H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, beset by delays, now is expected to begin revenue service in November, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:28

HDR lands Columbia Pike streetcar contract

Arlington County, Va., has selected HDR Inc. for preliminary design and engineering work for its 7.4-mile Columbia Pike Streetcar Line, serving both Arlington and Fairfax counties.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 13:16

San Francisco taps Brookville for PCC rebuilds

Brookville Equipment Corp. said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 it and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have agreed to terms "for the rebuild of 16 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars, adding a minimum of 20 years of service life to the historic vehicles in a contract valued at nearly $34.5 million."

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:30

Transbay transit hub plan imperiled

Aggressive plans for San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, which include accommodations for improved Caltrain service and a terminus for California high speed rail, are in jeopardy as developers and city officials have reached an impasse.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:37

In MTA capital plan, M-9s for Metro-North

Prospects for Metro-North appear good for the railroad to acquire M-9 electric multiple-unit (EMU) equipment under parent Metropolitan Transportation Authority's upcoming five-year capital plan.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:26

Kenosha OKs new streetcar route

In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:21

Metra revamps bicycle policy

Chicagoland's Metra announced Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that it is revising its "Bikes on Trains" policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with "warning dates," in which bicycles will be allowed but owners will be cautioned that crowded conditions could prevent Metra from accommodating an initial or return trip.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:55

STB awards contract for rate regulation options

The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal of reducing the time, cost and complexity of rate reasonableness complaints brought before the Board."

Monday, 22 September 2014 10:55

Seeing Machines, EMD sign pact

Seeing Machines Ltd. said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 it "has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Co., related to in-cab operator fatigue and distraction monitoring systems for use in locomotives."

Monday, 22 September 2014 09:11

STB backs short line on propane terminal

The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, Mass., against the objections of local residents.

Friday, 19 September 2014 09:44

CN hails 11 firms as sustainability leaders

Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers "for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program."

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