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, 23 October 2013 12:29

Houston North Rail Line to open Dec. 21

Houston's North Rail Line will open for service on Dec. 21, 2013, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County officials addressing a luncheon held by the Greater Houston Partnership Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:32

NS sports solid 3Q earnings

Norfolk Southern Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 reported third-quarter net income of 482 million, up 20% from the $402 million reported in the third quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share were $1.53, up 23% compared with $1.24 per diluted share in comparable quarter last year.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:59

Record 3Q earnings for CP

Canadian Pacific early Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, reported third-quarter net income of C$324 million (US$312.5 million), or C$1.84 (US$1.77) per diluted share, noting it was a record. Results beat CP's 3Q12 income of C$224 million or C$1.30 per share.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 15:14

CN 3Q earnings up on record revenue

CN on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, reported third-quarter net income of C$705 million (US$685 million), or C$1.67 (US$1.62) per diluted share, up about 6% from C$664 million, or C$1.52 per diluted share, in the same quarter of 2012.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:32

Latest BART strike ends after four days

Management and union negotiators reached a deal late Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 to end the four-day strike affecting BART service in the San Francisco Bay area.

Monday, 21 October 2013 11:00

No injuries in CN Alberta train derailment

Thirteen cars on a CN train moving oil and propane through Alberta have derailed, with one car exploding and others nearby catching fire last Saturday, with a "controlled burn" still in effect Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013, to limit the threat. No injuries had been reported Monday, and none were anticipated.

The Railway Supply Institute's American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, released its railcar industry order, delivery, and backlog statistics for the third quarter, with tank cars and covered hopper cars continuing to account for most activity.

Friday, 18 October 2013 11:49

Locomotive backlog cited in GE 3Q earnings

A strong backlog of manufactured goods orders, including locomotives and jet engines, helped drive third-quarter earnings for Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co., which reported financial results Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Friday, 18 October 2013 08:31

BART workers on strike

Six months of labor negotiations between BART employees and management failed to yield enough agreement to avoid a strike, with BART workers walking off the job Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, just after midnight, Pacific Time.

Friday, 18 October 2013 08:03

Record 3Q revenue for KCS

Kansas City Southern Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 reported third-quarter net income of $119 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, up from $91 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012. The increase was driven by record third-quarter revenue of $622 million, up 8% from a year ago, with carloads up 3%.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 11:41

U.S. freight traffic gains in latest week

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Oct. 12, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Oct. 17.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 10:43

Kenosha Library Board backs streetcar

The Kenosha Public Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013, endorsed a north-south route expansion of the Wisconsin city's heritage streetcar network, despite some misgivings of its potential impact on library surroundings.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:03

UP 3Q earnings soar to record

Union Pacific Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $1.15 billion, or $2.48 per share, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, up 10% from $1 billion, or $2.19 per share, in the third quarter of 2012.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:57

Joint venture readies signal training school

Herzog Technologies, Inc. and Signal Training Solutions, Inc., announced Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, they are partners backing a new Signal Training School in Oceanside, Calif.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:00

Tucson receives second streetcar for testing

Tucson, Ariz., received its second streetcar early Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, from Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar LLC.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:48

Maryland Purple Line vote delayed

The Maryland Board of Public Works will not vote Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, to approve a public-private partnership deal for the state's proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:31

Indiana, Amtrak reach pact on Hoosier State

Amtrak and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, that Amtrak's Hoosier State would continue to run for at least another year, with an option for four additional months.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:59

CSX 3Q earnings up from 3Q12, beat Street

CSX Corp. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 reported third-quarter net earnings of $463 million, or 46 cents per share, up from $455 million, or 44 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2012.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 10:14

NTSB: Angels Flight needs safety upgrades

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended "urgent" safety upgrades for Los Angeles' Angels Flight funicular, saying the incline lacks suitable evacuation options.

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad last week suffered damage to a locomotive, at rest in Lake Placid, N.Y., that appears to be of malicious intent.

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