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, 10 March 2014 10:13

Oregon scuttles CRC bridge plans

Oregon's Department of Transportation announced Friday, March 7, 2014, that it will abandon planning efforts for the controversial Columbia River Crossing project, citing the Oregon state legislature decision not to fund the infrastructure, which was to include a new Interstate 5 bridge and (from Oregon's perspective) light rail transit services on the bridge extending into Vancouver, Wash.
Monday, 10 March 2014 09:55

Detroit M1 Rail groundbreaking looms

Supporters of Detroit's public-private partnership advancing a $140 million initial streetcar line say construction will likely begin this spring.

Friday, 07 March 2014 10:11

RailComm system aids railyard expansion

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, March 7, 2014, a major North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade it current yard control system to include 18 new switch locations.

U.S. freight rail traffic was mixed over the 28 days of February, but advanced in the final days of the month included in the latest tally offered by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending March 1, 2014.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:42

TÜV Rheinland acquires British company

Cologne, Germany-based TÜV Rheinland said Thursday, March 6, 2014, it has acquiried Risktec Solutions Ltd., based in Warrington, U.K. Risktec has offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Middle East, and in North America.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:23

BNSF cites good 4Q, full-year results

BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the full year of 2013 was $6.67 billion, up 11% from $6.0 billion in 2012.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 08:49

Proposed FY15 budget bolsters New Starts

President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally receiving warm reception from various geographic points, and tolerance, if not enthusiasm, across the political aisle.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:43

Region of Waterloo awards LRT DBOM contract

Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, approved a C$1.9 billion (US$1.7 billion), 30-year contract to GrandLinq, one of three consortia competing to build an 11.8-mile light rail transit line.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:09

TEX Rail gets $50 million boost

Fort Worth's TEX Rail regional passenger rail project will benefit from $50 million budgeted in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") said Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:44

More top NJT execs reported dismissed

Two more top New Jersey Transit executives have been reported on the way out following the start March 1, 2014 of Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim's tenure as NJT Executive Director, succeeding Jim Weinstein.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:11

SFRTA names new executive director

Jack Stephens has been named executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), succeeding Joseph Giulietti. SFRTA's governing board awarded Stephens a one-year contract.

The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. said Monday, March 3, 2014 it has received "new orders in the second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2014 for 5,600 railcar units valued at approximately $460 million."

Monday, 03 March 2014 11:38

Caltrain electrification plan advances

Caltrain has released its draft environmental impact report for its planned electrification of right-of-way between San Francisco and San Jose, a distance of roughly 51 miles.

Cincinnati-area Republicans are touting the city's amenities—including its streetcar line now under construction—as incentives for holding the the 2016 Republican National Convention in their city.

Friday, 28 February 2014 10:28

RR Mergers sets sale of signal subsidiary

St. Louis-based RR Mergers & Acquisitions on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, said it has sold J&A Industries to B & B Roadway and Security Solutions.

Friday, 28 February 2014 09:38

NARP President Capon steps down

Ross Capon, the face of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) for 39 years on Capitol Hill, is stepping down from his role as president, and apparently will retire from the organization at year's end.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:13

U.S. freight traffic rallies in latest week

Reversing course from last week's declines, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Feb. 22, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Feb. 27.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:55

Colorado Springs group pursues BNSF yard sale

Supporters of a plan to initiate streetcar service in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 they had reached a verbal agreement in principle with BNSF to acquire a rail yard located downtown.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:35

President proposes infrastructure package

President Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, called for a four-year, $302 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure, primarily targeting repair and rehabilitation of existing assets.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:50

Next CATS streetcar phase gets FTA nod

The Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, gave approval to Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) for project development of phase 2 of its Gold Line streetcar.

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