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, 24 July 2013 14:58

APTA to honor nine for sustainability

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 10:35

CP sets record 2Q earnings, operating ratio

Canadian Pacific on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 reported record second-quarter net income of C$252 million, or C$1.43 per diluted share, taking pains to also note a record operating ratio of 71.9%, an improvement from 82.5% a year ago.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:08

Transport Canada: No more one-person crews

Transport Canada said late Tuesday, July 23, 2013 it would now ban one-person train crews, in response to the train derailment and explosion earlier this month in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The death toll at present is 47.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:14

Norfolk Southern 2Q net income declines

Norfolk Southern Corp. said its second-quarter net income of $465 million in the second quarter was 11% lower than the $524 million notched in the second quarter of 2012.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:30

Detroit M1 Rail backers outline plans

Notwithstanding the biggest U.S. urban bankruptcy event to date, officially occurring last week, private-sector backers of Detroit's M1 streetcar project are proceeding with implementation of the Motor City's first modern streetcar line.

Monday, 22 July 2013 15:40

CN 2Q earnings up from a year ago

Canadian National reported second-quarter earnings of C$717 million (US$694 million), or C$1.69 (US$1.64) per diluted share, up from net income in the comparable 2012 quarter of C$631 million, or C$1.44 per diluted share.

Officials in Bethesda, Md., and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) are moving with some urgency to resolve site plans for a preferred Purple Line light rail transit terminus in Bethesda before year's end.

Figures released Monday, July 22, 2013, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 164,499 people in mid-June, up 0.80% from June 2012, and up 220 people, or 0.13%, from the previous month of May.

Figures released Friday, July 19, 2013, by the Railway Supply Institute's American Railcar Institute Committee (ARCI) show that tank cars continued to be a driving force in railcar orders during the second quarter, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. analyst Steve Barger.

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:04

Miami-Dade MPO revives LRT proposal

Plans for a light rail transit line linking Miami and Miami Beach, first floated a decade ago, have been revived by the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Friday, 19 July 2013 09:50

KCS 2Q earnings, adjusted, beat Street

Kansas City Southern reported second-quarter earnings of $15.4 million, or 14 cents a share, Friday, July 19, 2013.

The slow-motion car crash, 60 years running, has finally reached its point of no return. Detroit has fiscally fallen. And it's still without serious rail transit to help it.

Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:37

GATX net rises in second quarter

GATX Corp. Thursday, July 18, 2013, reported higher second-quarter net income of $35.1 million, or 74 cents per share, compared with $23.5 million, or 49 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:56

UP sports robust 2Q earnings

Union Pacific recorted second-quarter earnings of $2.37 per share, or $1.1 billion, up from $2.10 a share, or $1 billion, in the second quarter of 2012, the Omaha-based Class I railroad said Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Following two weeks of digression from a repeating pattern, U.S. freight traffic resumed its standard mix – freight carload traffic down, intermodal volume up – in the latest week ending July 13, 2013, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:58

Charlotte marks Lynx LRT extension start

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony today, July 18, 2013, to mark the start of extending Lynx light rail transit 9.7 miles to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus.

Arlington County, Va., board members voted 4-1 Tuesday, July 16, 2013, to support an updated agreement with neighboring Fairfax County to advance the Columbia Pike Streetcar project.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:53

Cincinnati finalizes streetcar contract

Struggling for years against a hostile sentiment from the state government and some surrounding county organizations, Cincinnati city officials are shrugging off resistance to a proposed initial streetcar line, signing a construction contract with Messer/Prus/Delta Joint Venture to proceed.

Kansas City, Mo., has selected Herzog Contracting Corp., in conjunction with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. as finalists for a $102 million contract to build the city's initial 2.2-mile streetcar line.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:10

CSX 2Q earnings beat Street

CSX late Tuesday, July 16, 2013, reported second-quarter earnings of 52 cents per share, or $533 million, on revenue of $3.1 billion, up from earnings $512 million, or 49 cents per share, on revenue of $3.0 billion, in the second quarter of 2012.

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