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, 10 October 2012 09:26

Harsco Rail group lands international orders

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. Wednesday said it has secured "three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding to the group's multi-year production backlog."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:11

First St. Paul LRV makes ceremonial debut

The first light rail vehicle for St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor, now also dubbed the Green Line, made its debut Wednesday—in neighboring Minneapolis, at Target Field Station on the existing Hiawatha LRT line.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 11:06

STV acquires ARCHITECTURE/vbn

New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV's West Coast operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:12

RSI names board members, officers

The Railway Supply Institute Tuesday announced the election results for its Board of Directors, tallied after its annual meeting in Chicago last month, and the Board's 2013 officers.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:57

NREC promotes Cox to AVP-Operations

Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. said Monday Ken J. Cox has been promoted to assistant vice president Operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:35

New oversight for LA-San Diego services

A statement Monday by the LOSSAN Rail Corridor agency commended California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing State Senate Bill 1225, authorizing the transfer of management for the state-supported intercity passenger rail service linking San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo from the state to a local Joint Powers Authority (JPA).

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:43

D.C. ponders PCC streetcar option

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:25

Feds funds loom for Valley Metro extension

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff are scheduled to appear Friday in Mesa, Ariz., formally presenting $75 million in federal funding for extending Valley Metro light rail transit 3.1 miles more deeply into Mesa.

Friday, 05 October 2012 10:40

Amtrak begins training for Norfolk service

Amtrak said Friday it has begun operating trains to serve as training for locomotive engineers and conductors to learn the tracks and territory between Petersburg and Norfolk, Va., in preparation for its startup of service to and from Norfolk, Va., Dec. 12.

Friday, 05 October 2012 09:19

NRC-REMSA exhibit booths sold out

Those attending the NRC-REMSA Exhibition Jan. 9-13, 2013 will be greeted with a full slate of exhibitors, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) says, with all booths sold.

Friday, 05 October 2012 08:55

Second vote (max: 730) set for KC streetcar

Residents within a special property zone in Kansas City, Mo., will vote Oct. 9 on a proposal for a 1-cent tax and property assessments to fund a two-mile Main Street streetcar, with 730 qualified to make the decision.

Friday, 05 October 2012 07:41

Bombardier LRT manufacturing wins award

Bombardier Transportation announced Friday it was honored as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2012 Light Rail Awards ceremony, held in London on Wednesday. The company said it was the third year in a row it landed the honor.

U.S. freight carload traffic continued its sluggish performance during the week ending Sept. 29, down 5.3% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume continued its counterbalancing role during the week, up 2.5% compared with a year ago.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:03

Caltrain August ridership numbers rise

Caltrain said Wednesday ridership in August rose 7.8% compared with the same month a year ago, up to 1.35 million riders from 1.25 million in August 2012, or roughly 3,000 more riders per day.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:51

Metro-North keeps pursuing off-peak ridership

MTA Metro-North Railroad has unveiled schedule changes to occur Oct. 14 which, among other things, increases off-peak and weekend service offerings.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:34

Toronto LRT operations plan is clarified

Toronto Transit Commission officials and others Wednesday announced that TTC, not a private company, will operate the four new light rail transit additions planned for Canada's largest city, though a private-sector company will maintain the infrastructure once it is in place.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:42

AAR approval advances Kelso hazmat valve

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelso Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received certification from the Association of American Railroads for its new heavy-duty external pressure relief valve (EPRV) following successful tests in August.

Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson said Wednesday RSI exhibit space for Railway Interchange/2013 is now available for sale online via RSI's website, www.rsiweb.org.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:39

LIRR eyes expanding waiting room hours

The Long Island Rail Road Wednesday was set to unveil a pilot program to expand waiting room hours at 41 of its stations throughout the system, in order to enhance customer service.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:08

NREC names Batley AVP

Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. says Keith K. Batley has joined the company as assistant vice president, Sales and Marketing. Batley reports NREC President and CEO Steven L. Beal.

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