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.

Website URL:

Friday, 06 September 2013 10:01

Angels Flight funicular derails

One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting it off the track, according to Angels Flight Railway President John Welborne.

Friday, 06 September 2013 07:33

For KC streetcar, discord over contract

Kansas City, Mo.'s City Council will vote on Sept. 12, 2013 on a construction contract for the city's 2.2-mile initial streetcar line, but approval reportedly is not assured.

Friday, 06 September 2013 07:05

San Diego MTS launches new mobile ticket app

Coordinating an introduction with the start of the NFL San Diego Chargers' 2013-2014 season, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the pilot launch of MTS mTicket, "a mobile ticketing app that lets riders use their smartphone to purchase their day pass" when riding the city's Trolley system.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 13:49

TIGER grant to aid Vermont freight, Amtrak

An $8.9 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) grant awarded to the Vermont Agency of Transportation will expedite the Green Mountain State's $18.5 million effort to rehabilitate 20 miles of rail right-of-way along the state's western edge.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:21

AAR: Freight traffic up as August ends

All three large North American nations saw freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gain ground in the week ending Aug. 31, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 5.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:03

AREMA webinar tackles grade crossing safety

A one-hour webinar beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, will address "Highway Rail Grade Crossing" issues confronting the industry, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) announced Thursday, Sept. 5.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 08:13

Ontario: Scarborough should be subway line

Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, the province will pursue subway rapid transit as the mode for the controversial Scarborough Line in Toronto.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:55

RTA Board OKs Chicagoland strategic plan

Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:30

MARC Penn Line to add weekend service

Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:01

SEPTA to add West Trenton Line capacity

A $10 million TIGER grant will allow SEPTA to add six miles of track capacity to its West Trenton Line, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch affirmed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:47

UP Arrowedge technology to debut this month

Union Pacific has formally unveiled its Arrowedge® employee-designed aerodynamic technology for fuel and locomotive emissions reductions for use on double-stack intermodal freight trains. UP expects to introduce the technology on intermodal service between Joliet, Ill., and Long Beach, Calif., this month.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:25

TriMet readies mobile ticketing app

Portland, Ore.'s TriMet says it is ready to launch a mobile ticketing app Wednesday, Sept. 4, for TriMet riders with smartphones.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 07:53

Officials: KC streetcar to land TIGER grant

Kansas City's initial streetcar effort will receive $20 million in additional federal funding once the next round of TIGER grants is officially announced, according to two U.S. congressional representatives from Missouri.

Atlanta's Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is considering extending transit service roughly parallel with Georgia State Highway 400 in North Fulton County, with MARTA rapid rail, light rail, or Bus Rapid Transit options being considered.

Friday, 30 August 2013 10:03

Edmonton LRT expansion suffers setback

Edmonton, Alberta's southeast Valley Line light rail transit expansion will not open in 2019 as originally expected, as the City Council declined to approve additional borrowing of C$515 million to maintain the project's momentum.

Friday, 30 August 2013 09:26

Veolia gets Tri-Rail contract extension

The Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority unanimously voted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to award Veolia Transportation the three remaining option years for the company's Tri-Rail contract. The contract now extends through June 2017.

New York’s Regional Plan Association has revived an old idea, “Tri-Boro RX,” which would link three New York City boroughs with rail transit in a circumferential route around Manhattan.

Crude-by-rail shipments are aiding U.S. freight traffic week by week, but not enough to keep overall U.S. freight carload volume to fall during the week ending Aug. 24, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:05

Input sought for Norfolk Naval Station LRT

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has scheduled three meetings in September to solicit public input on extending The Tide light rail transit to serve Naval Station Norfolk (Va.), including options to such a plan.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:16

UTA readies Sugar House streetcar tests

Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.

66
Page 66 of 200