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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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.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 07:36

FTA OKs MARTA plan for LRT line

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved plans by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for preliminary planning of a "Clifton Corridor" light rail transit line, which would be Atlanta's first LRT line.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:28

NTSB, others savage Metro-North, FRA on safety

The National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, publicly identified several recurring safety issues plaguing Metro-North Railroad in past years, including inadequate and ineffective track inspection and maintenance, extensive deferred maintenance issues, inadequate safety oversight, and deficiencies in passenger car crashworthiness, roadway worker protection procedures, and organizational safety culture.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:07

Ontario election results bode well for LRT

North American rail suppliers and industry observers (and advocates) paid close attention to election results Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Toronto, where city voters elected John Tory to succeed Mayor Rob Ford, the latter a severe critic of city passenger rail expansion plans. But results in other Ontario urban areas also bode well for urban rail transit, particularly light rail transit (LRT).

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:40

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit

L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:41

Cape Canaveral short line eyes extension

Florida's Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for permission to "construct and operate approximately 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral (Port) in Brevard County, Florida."

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:20

Trinity Industries 3Q earnings rise

Trinity Industries, Inc. announced third-quarter earnings of $149.4 million, or 90 cents per diluted share, up 43% from $99.6 billion, or 63 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2013. Trinity reported the news late Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after the close of trading on Wall Street.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:13

Toronto mayor-elect deemed transit-friendly

Toronto residents on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 elected John Tory as the 65th mayor of Canada's largest city, generating cautious optimism among rail industry observers. Tory, a former business executive, will assume office on Dec. 1, garnering 40% of the vote in a three-way race.

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