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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Star, N.C.-based Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company (ACWR) has formed a new subsidiary, ACWR Shops, LLC, that repairs and retrofits locomotives, as well as passenger and freight cars, the short line says.

Monday, 19 August 2013 07:32

Metro-North West Haven Station debuts

Metro-North Railroad opened its new West Haven, Conn., station to revenue passengers on Sunday, Aug. 18. West Haven Station is located between Milford Station and New Haven on the railroad's New Haven Line.

Caltrans has awarded Riverside, Calif., a $237,500 grant for a feasibility study to restore streetcars to the southern California city.

Norfolk Southern on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 disclosed the railroad's business strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental footprint in a filing with the international not-for-profit CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:36

AAR: Intermodal powers latest week and July

Intermodal continued to be the growth driver for Class I railroads through the month of July, and including the latest week ending Aug. 3, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 8.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:05

Next TRAX segment to debut Aug. 18

Utah Transit Authority says it will begin light rail service on the new Draper TRAX extension Aug. 18, adding 3.8 miles to metropolitan Salt Lake City's LRT network.

Three people have been convicted of disability fraud, enabling hundreds of Long Island Rail Road retirees to garner additional funds through the federal Railroad Retirement Board illegally over several years.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:33

Court upholds KC streetcar lawsuit dismissal

The Missouri Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at cutting off local funding of up to $30 million for the proposed Kansas City, Mo. streetcar.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:20

Nomad Digital Wi-Fi graces VIA Rail’s Ocean

British-based Nomad Digital Ltd. said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 it has completed a Wi-Fi installation for one of VIA Rail Canada's long-distance trains, the Ocean.

As part of Railway Interchange 2013, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Indianapolis, Norfolk Southern Chairman, President, and CEO Wick Moorman will address a combined AREMA/CMA Chairman's Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:36

MM&A to cease crude-by-rail haulage

The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will cease transporting oil by rail, Chairman Ed Burkhardt has announced, ending crude-by-rail transport over MM&A right-of-way from North Dakota's Bakken formation to a refinery in New Brunswick.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:27

Better 2Q for L.B. Foster in 2013

L.B. Foster reported second-quarter net income of $7.3 million, or 71 cents per share, comparing favorably with a net loss of $2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

The California State Supreme Court, in an opinion issued Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, dismissed objections from "Neighbors for Smart Rail" objecting to Phase 2 construction of the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:48

Tamper with this, please

Suppliers continue to refine and improve the machinery needed to keep costly but critical right-of-way components in top shape.

 

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:08

IANA: Domestic container traffic up in 2Q

Domestic container volume continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013, up 9% measured against the comparable quarter in 2012, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

Monday, 05 August 2013 09:55

LACMTA taps Atkins for engineering needs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans, Epsom, England-based Atkins said Aug. 5, 2013.

Monday, 05 August 2013 08:35

FreightCar America marks 2Q loss

FreightCar America, Inc. recorded a net loss of $3.4 million, or a loss of 29 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter, the company said late Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. That compared with net income of $5.6 million, or a gain of 46 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated the Bay State's support for restoration of passenger rail service between the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, and New York—but Connecticut must be a contributing player, he says.

Friday, 02 August 2013 08:15

Date eyed for KC streetcar groundbreaking

Construction of Kansas City, Mo.'s initial 2.2-mile streetcar line could begin this October, pending approval by the City Council, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority said Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:17

U.S. freight traffic up in latest week

U.S. freight traffic sectors did better than Canadian and Mexican counterparts during the week ending July 27, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 1, as both freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gained ground.

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