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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The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Friday, 22 November 2013 12:05

D.C. streetcar debut date still in flux

Construction continues at a fast pace on Washington, D.C.'s first modern streetcar line, even as district officials send conflicting signals on the line's operational launch.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:05

SMART preps for Marin County R-O-W work

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:50

Gains again for U.S. freight rail traffic

Continuing its fourth-quarter rally, U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 21.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:36

Vancouver Skytrain refurbishment under way

British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since late 1985.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:21

New Missouri bridge to relieve rail bottleneck

A ceremony is set for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 to officially open a new rail bridge spanning the Osage River in Missouri, which officials say "eliminates the last major bottleneck between St. Louis and Jefferson City."

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:46

Minneapolis eyes two streetcar projects

The Minneapolis City Council's Transportation and Public Works Committee Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, approved plans for two streetcar projects in Minnesota's largest city.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:26

St. Paul ponders streetcar line

Minnesota's state capital is considering a 4.1-mile streetcar line, anticipated to cost $246 million, even as the city readies for the opening next year of its first light rail transit (LRT) route, the Green Line (Central Corridor).

Monday, 18 November 2013 13:23

Expo Line Phase 2 past halfway mark

Phase two of Los Angeles' Expo Light Rail Line, under construction between Culver City, Calif., and Santa Monica, is now more than 50% completed, according to the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.

Monday, 18 November 2013 11:26

TTC shuns subway line shutdown

The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.

Amtrak on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, identified a university student from Oklahoma City "as representative of the 1 million passengers" since its Heartland Flyer began service in 1999.

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:05

KCS revamps operations department

Kansas City Southern announced the reorganization of several operations department functions late Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

Friday, 15 November 2013 09:33

N.C. Triangle Transit offers LRT vision

Residents of North Carolina's Research Triangle, which includes the state capital Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, are being offered "virtual" tours of a proposed light rail transit system courtesy of Triangle Transit.

Need coffee during your rail trip? Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) passengers soon will simply saunter to the Starbucks double-decker café car.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:13

Another good week for U.S. freight rail traffic

U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 9, 2013 continued to gain ground measured against a year ago, continuing a robust fourth-quarter surge, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 14.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:49

AAR to DOT: Upgrade tank car regs

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, urged the U.S. Department of Transportation "to press for improved federal tank car regulations by requiring all tank cars used to transport flammable liquids to be retrofitted or phased out, and new cars built to more stringent standards."

Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:18

Charlotte eyes "Small Starts" streetcar funds

Foiled in earlier attempts to land federal TIGER funds to expand its initial streetcar line, Charlotte, N.C., officials say they will continue to seek federal assistance, most likely through the "Small Starts" program.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:08

GE, CSX partner to advance LNG locomotives

CSX Corp. and GE Transportation announced an agreement Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, to explore emissions-cutting and efficiency breakthroughs in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technology for locomotives, beginning with a pilot program next year.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:28

D.C. streetcar overhead wire work begins

Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) says overhead wire ("head span wire") will be put in place on the 2.2-mile H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

Toronto-based Aecon Group, Inc. said Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, that it and joint venture partner ACS Dragados Canada, Inc., also based in Toronto, have been awarded a C$177 million (US$169 million) tunneling contract for their home city's Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project.

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