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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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 13:26

U.S. freight traffic: Good week, good January

U.S. freight traffic wrapped up the week ending Jan. 31, 2015 with solid gains, capping an equally solid month of advances, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:58

Denver RTD IDs four for LRT extension work

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) staff on Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, 2015, presented a final list to RTD's Board of Directors of four supplier teams interested to bid on building out the Southeast Rail Extension.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:22

Made (mostly under) Manhattan

Amid myriad ongoing rail project work in New York's five boroughs, four subway programs in Manhattan signify the ups and downs of adjusting and growing a century-old system for the second 100 years.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:25

AAR to Congress: Don't hurt private investment

Testifying on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger cautioned lawmakers not to tamper with a successful formula for U.S. freight railroads.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:50

FTA funds ID'd for (West) Sacramento streetcar

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding could cover half the $150 million projected cost of the proposed 3.3-mile West Sacramento streetcar, contingent, per standard, on matching funding from state, local, and/or other sources, and President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget includes funding that would enable just that.

“The U.S. economy continues to grow, and strong demand for rail service demonstrates that the freight rail industry is integral to this growth,” the Association of American Railroads (AAR) declared Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in releasing its 15-page 2015 Freight Rail Industry Outlook outlining the industry's prospects.

New York-based Titan has been awarded a five-year contract, with two additional one-year options, for all advertising rights on Metro Transit trains, light rail transit, and buses serving Minnesota's Twin Cities.

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:32

MTS adds S70 LRVs to San Diego Blue Line

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 said Siemens S70 low-floor light rail vehicles now have been added to the Blue Line, the system's initial route linking downtown San Diego and San Ysidro, Calif., just short of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday, 30 January 2015 10:00

Detroit M-1 Rail: We'll open in 2016

A spokesman for Detroit's public-private partnership M-1 Rail project, now under construction, told a community group Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, the project would be open for passenger service sometime next year.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:33

U.S. freight traffic shows good growth

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 24, 2015 rose 4.1%, measured against the comparable week in 2014, according to the Association of American Railroads in its latest weekly report.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:46

Obituary: "Ned" Snead, GREX founder, 85

Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (GREX®) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Edwin de Steiguer "Ned" Snead passed away Jan. 22, 2015, in Georgetown, Tex. He was 85.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:10

Record volume drives CN 4Q, full year

Canadian National late Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 reported fourth-quarter net income of C$844 million (US$678 million), or C$1.03 (about 83 U.S. cents) in diluted earnings per share, compared with C$635 million (US$510 million), or 76 Canadian cents (61 U.S. cents) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:46

Rail service resuming after blizzard

Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by the following afternoon, service was being gradually restored as the storm subsided and its effects proved not as severe as was feared.

Chicagoland's Metra said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 it will postpone a plan to increase the penalty for onboard ticket purchases until mobile ticketing capability is activated unveiled later this year.

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:32

ASLRRA IDs five for Safety Institute push

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 its chairman, Ed McKechnie, had announced the selection of five industry safety experts retained as assessors for a pilot project as the first step toward the longer-range goal of developing a comprehensive industry-wide safety culture assessment program that will serve as the core of the Short Line Safety Institute.

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:23

KCS logs record 4Q and full year revenue

Kansas City Southern on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, said it had achieved record revenue results for both its fourth quarter and full year, as earnings per share exceeded Wall Street analyst expectations.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:54

New York MTA Board approves fare hike

Riders on New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) buses and subways will pay more beginning March 22, 2015, following an MTA Board of Directors decision on Thursday, Jan. 22, to increase fares.

Total cumulative U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 17, 2015 slipped 1% measured against the comparable week in 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:54

UP 4Q earnings beat Street

Union Pacific said Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 its fourth-quarter net earnings totaled $1.41 billion, or $1.61 per share, handily beating Wall Street consensus analyst expectations of $1.51 per share.

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