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, 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.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:28

Momentum grows to expand The Tide

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe is urging Virginia Beach officials to move ahead with extending The Tide light rail transit from neighboring Norfolk to the municipality, as the Virginia Beach City Council begins evaluating three proposals to aid in doing just that.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:07

Deadline extended for Flushing Line CBTC work

Completion of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on MTA New York City Transit's No. 7 Flushing Line has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2016 until the second quarter of 2017, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has acknowledged.

Monday, 11 November 2013 11:16

GWI marks gains in October traffic

Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming said Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 its October traffic volume rose 104.2% compared with its comparable traffic one year ago, and up 6.3% from October 2012 when traffic from RailAmerica lines are factored. GWI assumed control of RailAmerica rail lines late last year.

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:56

MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge

Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013.

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:14

Whittier, Calif.: We want LRT

Whittier, Calif.'s City Council says it will engage in a "full court press" to acquire access to light rail transit, suggesting Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has favored the western portions of the metropolitan area.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:48

AAR: Freight traffic up in latest week, month

U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground in the week ending Nov. 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 7, capping significant and sustained gains registered during the month of October.

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