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, 23 October 2014 08:04

Class I employment up in September

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-September 2014 rose 3.35% to 168,703, from mid-September 2013, and also added 715 positions from mid-August 2014, a rise of 0.43%.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:05

FTA, MARTA launch LRT study

The Federal Transit Administration and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) are advancing a study that could establish Atlanta's first light rail transit (LRT) line along what's called the Clifton Corridor, along a rail line owned by CSX Corp.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:48

Fort Lauderdale mulls next streetcar phase

With plans in place for a 1.4-mile initial streetcar operation to begin in 2016, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.'s Downtown Development Authority is weighing plans to add a second phase in a loop pattern.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:48

New York subways mark days of 6 million riders

As New York City’s subway ridership has improved, journalistic shorthand has routinely noted the system, easily the largest rapid transit system in the U.S., carries 5 million riders per weekday. MTA New York City Transit now is suggesting that assumed number may soon need revision.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:28

NS notches numerous 3Q records

Norfolk Southern early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, reported net income of $559 million in the third quarter, up 16% from $482 million in the third quarter of 2013 and a quarterly record.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:46

N.J. mayors push for Bergen County LRT

A coalition of mayors, including mayors from Hudson County communities already served by light rail transit, are publicly urging New Jersey officials to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) into neighboring Bergen County, the most populous county in the Garden State.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:06

LRT aids Houston's 21st century hopes

Jettison the biases and stereotypes before you head to Houston, my brother-in-law cautioned me last month as I prepared for APTA Expo 2014. "It's really grown up; it's a real city now," he offered.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:46

Record 3Q for CP

Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, announced record third-quarter net income of C$400 million (US$356.4 million), or C$2.31 (US$2.06) per diluted share, up from C$324 million or C$1.84 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 26% year-over-year.

Monday, 20 October 2014 10:25

Ceremony marks latest LA Gold Line advance

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials and others on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 marked the completion of trackwork for the Foothill Gold Line extension of light rail transit at the line's future terminal station in Azusa, Calif.

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:34

KCS reports record 3Q revenue

Kansas City Southern on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 reported third-quarter 2014 revenue of $678 million, up 9% from the third quarter of 2013. Carload volumes for the quarter were up 4% from the comparable quarter of a year ago, the company said. Both were at record levels, KCS said.

Piscataway, N.J.-based Strato, Inc., says it has been named New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year 2014 by NJBIZ, a business publication.

Pro-rail forces in Milwaukee have one month to file a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's decision to force the city to pay for utility relocation needed for right-of-way construction.

U.S. freight rail traffic kept advancing in the latest week ending Oct. 11, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday, Oct 16, suggesting continued U.S economic strength may continue despite Wall Street concerns of a global economic slowdown.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:55

Partnership sets Bakken transload terminal

Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 it has formed a partnership with NorthStar Midstream "to provide switching operations at their new transloading terminal located in Fairview, N.D."

Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:24

Long Beach container terminal taps RailComm

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 that a large Long Beach, Calif.-based container terminal selected the company "to provide remote automation to a new facility installation."

Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:30

Top Calif. court spurns latest HSR challenge

California' State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 rejected the latest challenge to the Golden State's proposed 700-mile high speed rail project, clearing the way for initial construction.

Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico.

Thales Group announced Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 it will unveil its Thales' latest generation Platform Gate Family revenue collection system" at the American Public Transportation Association Expo, being held next week in Houston.

Reports that Detroit's public-private partnership overseeing construction of the Motor City's M1 (or M-1) initial streetcar line has selected Ostrava, Czech-Republic-based Inekon Trams, a.s., for streetcar vehicles are not quite accurate, a spokesman for the project asserts.

Friday, 10 October 2014 07:47

U.S. freight traffic powers into October

U.S. freight traffic continued to notch gains during the week ending Oct. 4, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 9.

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