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, 17 February 2015 11:03

Progress Rail gets Metra locomotive rehab work

Chicagoland's Metra has awarded Progress Rail Services Corp. a $91.1 million contract to rehabilitate 41 EMD F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives to "like new" condition. The locomotives were manufactured between 1989 and 1992.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:24

VHB acquires transport firm

VHB has announced its acquisition of GMB Engineers & Planners, Inc. (GMB), a transportation firm with offices in Orlando and Chipley, Fla., and in Atlanta.

Friday, 13 February 2015 11:53

RailComm brings the heat to AirTrain JFK

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, Feb. 18, 2015 the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's AirTrain JFK now has more third rail heaters in place remotely controlled using RailComm technology.

Friday, 13 February 2015 11:22

Delaware green groups target CBR activity

Two environmental groups on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 sought legal advice from a Delaware Superior Court judge on a forum to appeal state action expanding crude-by-rail (CBR) activity in the First State.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:02

Amidst snowstorms, MBTA GM steps down

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Beverly Scott announced late Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, she was stepping down from her position, following mounting criticism of MBTA's operational struggles due to repeated snowstorms.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:48

Oscar Munoz named CSX President

CSX Corp.'s Board of Directors unanimously has elected Oscar Munoz as the corporation's president, overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design, and information technology.

U.S. intermodal volume, almost routinely gaining ground, slipped during the week ending Feb. 7, 2015, even as total U.S. freight rail traffic for the week rose, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:22

Dallas sets Oak Cliff streetcar debut

U.S. streetcar advocates expected Washington, D.C., to open the first new streetcar line for service in 2015, but it now looks as if Dallas will get the honor.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:20

Another view (not mine) of Austin's rail travails

Railway Age Blogger (and fellow rail advocate) Lyndon Henry has felt the pain. Last fall he simultaneously celebrated and suffered as he helped defeat a proposal for more passenger rail service in Austin, Texas's state capital.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:49

Metrolinx RFI eyes EMU and locomotive options

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area agency Metrolinx has issued a Request for Information (RFI) spanning a range of propulsion options for future GO Transit equipment, including electric multiple-units (EMUs), electric locomotives, and dual-power locomotives.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:21

IANA: 2014 intermodal growth "across the board"

Across-the-board fourth-quarter growth, augmenting "significant midyear gains," contributed to "strong overall intermodal performance in 2014," the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, releasing its fourth-quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:37

Milwaukee City Council OKs streetcar plan

Defying years of opposition from state and county officials, as well as resistance from some of its own members, the Milwaukee Common Council (City Council) approved a streetcar plan for the city's downtown on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:44

Florida East Coast Railway retains Wi-Tronix

Wi-Tronix®, LLC said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 it has signed a contract with Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) "to continue a strategic relationship."

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:27

Good fourth-quarter numbers for G&W

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 reported improved fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, helping the company's full-year results recover from what it called a "slow start to 2014 due to severe winter weather."

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:58

Scarborough LRT cancelation cost cited

The indecision involving the type of rail mode for Toronto's Scarborough Line has now been assigned a specific cost: C$75 million (US$60 million), roughly C$10 million less than high-end estimates.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, putting major state construction projects on hold, apparently including improved passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis.

Friday, 06 February 2015 11:40

RailComm completes Blue Flag system upgrade

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 it has completed the Blue Flag System upgrade "at a North American Class I main line refueling facility located in Temple, Tex."

Friday, 06 February 2015 10:39

State completes buy of Housatonic Railroad

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the Massachusetts-Connecticut border.

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 that GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., has been awarded a contract to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Terminal.

Friday, 06 February 2015 09:36

Fed funds to aid NJT storm warning system

New Jersey Transit will receive $843,750 in federal funds to develop a validated forecast and warning system, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, N.J., one of the cities severely affected by the impact of storm surge due to Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012.

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