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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Monday, 04 November 2013 11:43

Portland gets fifth United Streetcar

Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC has delivered its fifth streetcar to Portland, Ore., completing an order beset by manufacturing delays and potentially bolstering the company's credibility.

Global belief in U.S. "exceptionalism" is being sorely tested these days on many fronts, whether we Americans acknowledge that or not. But most of the world still appears to accept the axiom that Americans excel at marketing. Also at American football, which is where my focus was on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 01 November 2013 10:23

GWI posts 3Q profit

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, reported third-quarter earnings of $65.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $19.6 million, or 47 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2012.

Friday, 01 November 2013 09:07

ARI reports “strong” 3Q earnings

St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries, Inc. has reported "strong" third-quarter earnings of $35.6 million, or 98 cents per share, up 17% from earnings of $30.3 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Friday, 01 November 2013 08:32

St. Louis Loop Trolley meets FTA deadline

Supporters of the St. Louis Loop Trolley, beset by a lawsuit against the proposed line filed earlier this week, have met a Federal Transit Administration deadline to submit required documentation for the project.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:33

Good week for U.S. freight rail volume

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume both rose for the third straight week, and fourth week in the last five, during the week ending Oct. 26, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 31, as freight carload traffic continued to show signs of vigor.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:15

FreightCar America reports 3Q loss

FreightCar America, Inc. reported a third-quarter loss in both revenue and earnings Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2013, driven in large measure by lower railcar deliveries, according to one Wall Street analyst.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:10

Lawsuit challenges St. Louis Loop Trolley plan

The beleaguered St. Louis Loop Trolley proposal, already scrambling to meet federal funding requirements, has been sued by plaintiffs alleging it seeks to run beyond its authorized boundaries.

Trinity Industries, Inc. reported record third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, surpassing Wall Street consensus analyst estimates.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:23

LIRR hails renovated Queens Village Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark on Oct. 30, 2013 marked the renovation of Queens Village Station, located within the namesake New York City borough.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:16

D.C. envisions K Street streetcar line

Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 released its recommended preference for a streetcar line linking Union Station with the tony Georgetown neighborhood, primarily along K Street.

Depending on your energy viewpoint, credit California—or blame it—for coal's very uncertain future as a primary energy source, or even the primary freight volume mainstay.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:15

CTA protests Moody’s credit downgrade

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, objected strongly to a downgrade of its credit rating made last week by Moody's Investors Service.

Monday, 28 October 2013 12:23

Ontario paying penalties to Bombardier

The back-and-forth decision-making involving the fate of Toronto's Scarborough Line rehabilitation has cost Ontario at least C$68 million (US$65 million) in contract costs, including penalties, claimed by Bombardier Transportation, a Bombardier spokesman told Railway Age Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Monday, 28 October 2013 10:00

Wabtec sets EVP/CFO transition

Wabtec Corp. said Sunday, Oct. 27 , 2013 Patrick D. Dugan has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dugan will succeed Alvaro Garcia-Tunon, who is retiring, though Garcia-Tunon will remain with the company as a strategic adviser.

Monday, 28 October 2013 07:38

O’Leary named Alaska Railroad CEO

The Alaska Railroad Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad, succeeding Chris Aadnesen. O'Leary will start in his new position this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

Friday, 25 October 2013 11:15

Mule Sidetracks eyes Ohio R-O-W buy

Right-of-way used by Ohio short line Youngstown & Southern Railroad (Y&SR), currently owned by the Columbiana County Port Authority (CCPA), may soon be sold to Mule Sidetracks LLC, a noncarrier, for an estimated $3 million.

Friday, 25 October 2013 10:43

BART removes ban on bicycles

Bicycles will be allowed aboard BART trains at all times, including rush hours, following a unanimous vote Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 by the BART Board of Directors to lift existing restrictions.

Friday, 25 October 2013 09:36

Ackman to sell partial stake in CP

Pershing Square Capital Management founder William Ackman reportedly is selling roughly US$800 million of his investment in Canadian Pacific Railroad, or roughly 5.9 million shares.

Friday, 25 October 2013 08:31

Design team picked for DART Blue Line work

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has selected Blue Alliance Partners (BAP) as lead designer for the $101 million South Oak Cliff Extension 3 project, an extension of DART’s Blue Line light rail transit system. BAP is a joint venture of HNTB and Dikita Enterprises, Inc.

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