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, 27 November 2013 08:02

Cincinnati streetcar may yet survive

A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1, 2013. But the anti-rail forces face some serious political and fiscal obstacles in the attempt.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:15

NJ committee: Subway to Hoboken OK by us

New Jersey's Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, offered the first substantive Garden State backing for a proposed No. 7 subway extension under the Hudson River from Manhattan to New Jersey.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 08:43

Navy yard subway link eyed for SEPTA

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an office center and residential neighborhood.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor linking Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the state capital.

The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Friday, 22 November 2013 12:05

D.C. streetcar debut date still in flux

Construction continues at a fast pace on Washington, D.C.'s first modern streetcar line, even as district officials send conflicting signals on the line's operational launch.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:05

SMART preps for Marin County R-O-W work

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:50

Gains again for U.S. freight rail traffic

Continuing its fourth-quarter rally, U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 21.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:36

Vancouver Skytrain refurbishment under way

British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since late 1985.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:21

New Missouri bridge to relieve rail bottleneck

A ceremony is set for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 to officially open a new rail bridge spanning the Osage River in Missouri, which officials say "eliminates the last major bottleneck between St. Louis and Jefferson City."

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."

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