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, 06 October 2014 09:52

STB extends TTX pooling authority

TTX Co. said the Surface Transportation Board has approved a five-year extension of TTX's pooling authority governing all types of flatcars, including those that handle intermodal traffic, finished automobiles, and specialized flatcars for lumber, heavy equipment, and other commodities.

Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair.

Monday, 06 October 2014 08:51

MTA five-year capital plan on hold

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over.

Friday, 03 October 2014 08:29

On New Haven Line, catenary work continues

Metro-North Railroad's decades-long catenary replacement project on its New Haven Line is "heading down the home stretch, with the finish line in sight," the railroad said.

U.S. freight traffic finished the last full week of the month ending Sept. 27, 2014 the same way it ploughed through the full month itself, with gains, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday, Oct. 2.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:27

PATH (almost) airport extension advances

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build an extension of PATH rapid transit service south of Newark-Penn Station toward – though not all the way to – Newark Liberty International Airport.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:10

Bombardier gets new NJT RiverLINE contract

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 it had "signed a new contract" to continue running New Jersey Transit's RiverLINE, roughly paralleling the Delaware River between Camden, N.J., and the state capital, Trenton.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:20

InStep Software and Wi-Tronix in collaboration

Wi-Tronix, LLC has announced "a new collaboration" with InStep Software "allowing Wi-Tronix to utilize InStep's PRiSM predictive asset analytics software in the company's locomotive remote monitoring services."

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:09

Metra reopens Downers Grove Station platforms

Metra reopened station platforms at its Downers Grove (Ill.) Main Street Station Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 08:55

Ground broken for LA Regional Connector

Federal, state, and local Los Angeles officials – along with a Hollywood personality – gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to mark the construction launch of the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground tunnel designed to unite LA's light rail transit lines.

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).

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