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, 04 September 2014 08:39

Ontario city bumps LRT off main drag

City leaders in Brampton, Ontario, voted on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014, to banish any portion of the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Project from the city's Main Street, despite the preference of regional transit agency Metrolinx to place the line on the major thoroughfare.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:57

Alstom Transportation names new President

Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:15

Thales taps Huber+Suhner for NYCT work

Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) system of New York City Subway."

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:58

Pacific Harbor Line extends reach

Pacific Harbor Line said late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 it is now "serving customers located in three industrial areas near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, linked to a 10-mile industrial spur owned by Union Pacific Railroad."

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:44

R.J. Corman completes buy of TSE Railroad

R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Texas Lines LLC late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 announced the purchase of the assets of Texas Southeastern Railroad (TSE), previously a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:19

STB: Five Class I's revenue adequate in 2013

The Surface Transportation Board announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that it has found five U.S. Class I railroad properties to be "revenue adequate for the year 2013, meaning that five of the Class I railroads achieved a rate of return equal to or greater than the Board's calculation of the average cost of capital to the freight rail industry."

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:57

Amtrak to STB: Investigate CN

Amtrak on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, made clear in part its frustration over its own on-time performance by calling on the Surface Transportation Board to look into the matter, specifically as it concerns Canadian National Railway.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 08:59

Minneapolis grudgingly OKs Southwest LRT

Despite publicly stated misgivings, the Minneapolis City Council has voted to approve a compromise package advancing the Twin Cities Southwest Light Rail Transit line, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 08:23

Salt Lake City mulls streetcar addition

Salt Lake City officials say they'll seek federal funding, adding it to their own, to expand the city's initial Sugar House streetcar line south of downtown.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:56

More upgrades for Chicago-St. Louis HrSR

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 million in right-of-way upgrades for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements to accelerate passenger rail travel times between Chicago and St. Louis.

Friday, 29 August 2014 08:56

Feds review Purple Line foes' shrimp woes

Two Chevy Chase, Md., residents and the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, a citizen's group, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the proposed Purple Line light rail transit project due to claims of threatening two species of small invertebrates in nearby streams, despite assurances from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that such impact is extremely unlikely.

A National Transportation Safety Board report on a Conrail Shared Assets derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., cites several factors, including inadequate safety training for train crews, as contributing factors.

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:59

U.S freight traffic forges on in latest week

U.S. freight rail traffic continued to gain ground in the latest week ending Aug. 23, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 28, even as Canadian and Mexican traffic fared less well.

Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:02

New station for Cleveland Red Line

Representatives of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) and the Federal Transit Administration, along with Cleveland city officials, gathered Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to herald the opening of a new Cedar-University rail station, located on GCRTA's Red Line rapid transit route.

Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:26

GO Transit eyes Kitchener layover site

Ontario's provincial government seeks to construct a multimodal storage facility for GO Transit buses and trains, in Kitchener, Ontario, with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transit agency Metrolinx soliciting design and engineering companies.

Innotrans 2014, the global gathering on transport technology to take place in Berlin, Germany, from Sept. 23-26, 2014, will include a trade fair segment entitled Tunnel Construction in Hall 5.2. The segment "features numerous exhibitors from Germany and abroad with their solutions for the maintenance of tunnels and for new construction work," show sponsors said Thursday, Aug. 28.

Bombardier Transportation workers represented by Unifor local 1075, by a sound majority, have rejected the latest contract offer from management, perpetuating a six-week strike at Bombardier's plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:56

Oklahoma City seeking streetcar bids

Oklahoma City is preparing to solicit bids from streetcar manufacturers for its proposed $130 million initial streetcar line.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:36

Kinkisharyo to move U.S. headquarters

Kinkisharyo International Inc. is moving its U.S. headquarters from Massachusetts to El Segundo, Calif., in part, it says, because the market for its products in the Los Angeles basin looks particularly promising for years to come.

Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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