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, 01 December 2014 10:41

Hitachi Rail Europe taps Huber+Suhner

Huber+Suhner says it has been awarded a contract by Hitachi Rail Europe to supply a range of its RADOX® cables and SENCITY® Rail antennas for use in the train control and safety systems of the Intercity Express Program (IEP) Class 800/801 trains in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:57

Different mix for U.S. freight in latest week

U.S. freight carload traffic declined during the week ending Nov. 22, 2014, ending a long winning streak, the Association of American Railroads reported, though intermodal volume and overall U.S. rail traffic still scored gains.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:10

Short line opens machinery distribution hub

Greenville, S.C.-based Greenville & Western Railway Co. (GRLW) has opened its Big Creek Machinery Distribution Hub, located in Williamston, S.C., President and CEO Steven C. Hawkins says.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:27

Arcadis lands NYCT post-Sandy work

Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million "task order" contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city's subway system inundated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:21

Amtrak touts FY14 fiscal numbers

Amtrak released it fiscal year 2014 revenue numbers Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, citing continued financial performance that drew grudging coverage even from media adversaries of the national passenger railroad.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:44

Final rail laid on Denver RTD East Rail Line

Denver's Regional Transit District (RTD) said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that the last steel rail had been laid in RTD's East Rail Line, linking Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport, at roughly the midway point.

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:09

La Jolla link next for San Diego Trolley

The San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors (SANDAG) has unanimously approved the final environmental impact report (FEIS) for extending the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to La Jolla and University City.

Monday, 24 November 2014 09:24

BART opens link to Oakland Int'l Airport

BART on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, opened its $484 million rail extension to Oakland International Airport, with BART officials noting it's the second such rail-to-air BART link, joining that provided at San Francisco International Airport.

Friday, 21 November 2014 12:20

RTD’s first EMUs arrive in Denver

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) trumpeted the arrival of its first electric multiple-unit (EMU) consist of four cars onto RTD territory late Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. RTD on Friday subsequently targeted an 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) arrival of the EMUs in Denver Union Station.

Friday, 21 November 2014 11:20

Sound Transit seeks new revenue sources

Seattle's Sound Transit governing board on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 voted to seek new revenue sources for continued expansion of its rail, light rail, and bus system serving three urban Washington state counties.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:46

U.S. rail traffic gains keep coming

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 15, 2014 continued to show strength, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 20.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:00

GWI acquires Arkansas short lines

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) late Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it "has signed an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Company of Westfield, Mass., to acquire certain subsidiaries that constitute Pinsly's Arkansas Division ('Pinsly Arkansas') for $40 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital."

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:38

Class I employment up in October

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-October 2014 rose 3.75% to 169, 224, from mid-October 2013, and also added 521 positions from mid-September 2014, a rise of 0.31%.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:53

BNSF, Hotstart partner on locomotive retrofit

BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology "to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington" state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:16

Last rails laid for Portland-Milwaukie LRT

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 construction workers had welded the final rails of the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, set to open in September 2015.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:29

Arlington County scuttles streetcar plans

Arlington County officials said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that the county is canceling its plans for two streetcar projects, bowing to continual opposition and heightened by a recent local election.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:57

Two MTA railroads to acquire video cameras

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their rail fleets.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:34

Milwaukee sues commission over streetcar

The City of Milwaukee on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 filed suit against the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), challenging PSC's decision last month to make the city pay for any utility relocation costs related to construction of a 2.1-mile streetcar line.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:54

CP agrees to sell D&H line to Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific announced on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 it would sell a line of roughly 200 miles, cutting across Pennsylvania and New York, to Norfolk Southern Corp. for $192.6 million.

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:50

Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018

Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia's second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.

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