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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Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:14

U.S. freight traffic gains forge on

U.S. freight rail traffic during the week ending Nov. 8, 2014 maintained upward momentum, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 13.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:45

RailComm tapped for North Carolina yard work

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 it has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class I hump yard located in North Carolina.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:41

Suit filed to block CSX D.C. tunnel plan

A suit filed in federal court seeks to block CSX from improving and expanding its Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:16

STB Chairman Elliott to be renominated

President Obama announced his intention Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, to renominate Daniel Ellliot III to the Surface Transportation Board for another term, and upon appointment assume the role of STB chair, which he currently holds.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:55

Metra flirts with fixed seating

Throughout its three decades of existence, Chicagoland’s Metra regional rail service has resisted the widespread adaptation of “fixed-seat” consists by other North American transit agencies, arguing that its customers prefer the choice of facing forward (or backward) on rides and, as well, that such choice poses little danger to riders obeying railroad safety rules.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:12

DART eyes streetcar links, more downtown LRT

Nearing substantial completion of a decades-long effort to link downtown Dallas with outlying suburbs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and City Council officials have begun looking into long-discussed rail transit upgrades within the city's core itself.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:04

Columbia River Crossing successor sought

Opposition to a proposed $3.3 billion multimodal bridge linking Oregon and Washington last year killed the controversial Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, sinking additions to Interstate 5 road capacity and scuttling plans to extend MAX light rail service into Washington State. But both ideas may yet get another chance.

Monday, 10 November 2014 14:28

MTA Fulton Street Transit Center opens

As expected, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 officially opened its Fulton Street Transit Center, linking nine (eventually to be 11) subway lines and related facilities in lower Manhattan.

Monday, 10 November 2014 13:46

Skanska venture gets LA Purple Line contract

The Skanska joint venture including Traylor Brothers, Inc. and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded a $1.6 billion design-build contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to extend the Metro Purple Line.

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:23

IANA: Domestic containers drive 3Q growth

U.S. domestic container volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter, outdoing a 4.7% advance by international container volume during the period, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:14

A. Stucki Co. forms subsidiaries

Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 said it is forming "several subsidiaries into an industrial division to emphasize its full range of production capabilities."

Infinity Transportation on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 announced "a new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service operating from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast."

Monday, 10 November 2014 08:47

Hoosier State fate still unresolved

The Indiana Department of Transportation said it has ended contract negotiations with Chicago-based Corridor Capital LLC to provide passenger rail cars, marketing,and other services for Hoosier State service between Indianapolis and Chicago.

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:34

California HSR phase 2 draws three bidders

Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed high speed rail network.

Friday, 31 October 2014 08:45

GWI 3Q earnings and revenue rise

Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reported third-quarter net income of $72.9 million, compared with net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the net impact of certain significant items discussed below, G&W's adjusted net income in the third quarter of 2014 was $69.3 million, compared with adjusted net income of $59.8 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations.

FreightCar America, Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, much better than the loss of $900,000, or 8 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013.  Chicago-based FreightCar America announced the results late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, after the close of trading on Wall Street.

With intermodal leading the way, U.S. rail freight traffic during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014 maintained growth momentum, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 30.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:51

Greenbrier Cos. touts record 4Q, full year

The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 announced "record results for [the] fourth quarter and fiscal year," adding it had received orders of "an additional 11,400 units" after its fiscal fourth quarter ended on Aug. 31, 2014.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:25

ARI 3Q revenue slips, but backlog grows

American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported a drop in third-quarter revenue 2014 relative to the comparable period in 2013. St. Charles, Mo.-based ARI announced its results late Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, following the closing bell on Wall Street.

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