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, 18 September 2013 10:10

Netherlands to AnsaldoBreda: Get your gear

Netherlands Railways has told AnsaldoBreda the Italian railcar manufacturer can pick up its 16 V250 Fyra high speed rail trains whenever it wants. NS has rejected the equipment due to what it cites as massive technical failure.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:54

California HSR construction delayed again

California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) officials are acknowledging that initial construction of the Golden State's planned high speed rail system, to begin in the Central Valley, will not begin this fall.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:53

San Diego Blue Line upgrades roll

Infrastructure work is under way to modernize the 32-year-old San Diego Trolley Blue Line, the most heavily used transit service in the San Diego region, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) said Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:48

Ruddell to step down from The T

Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) President and Executive Director Dick Ruddell has announced his retirement at day's end Oct. 4, 2013. Ruddell made the announcement Monday, Sept. 16, during a meeting of the The T's Board of Directors.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:15

MTA CEO outlines proposed capital program

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, divulged details of MTA's proposed $29 billion capital program over the next five years, part of a 20-year vision.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:30

MTA taps Kawasaki for M-9 railcar order

Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. has been awarded a $1.8 billion contract by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to supply an initial order of 92 M-9 married-pair electric multiple-unit (EMU) cars to the Long Island Rail Road. The contract also covers additional anticipated deliveries of 584 M-9s for both LIRR and sister Metro-North Railroad.

Monday, 16 September 2013 10:37

Chevy Chase, Md., still fighting Purple Line

Maryland's proposed Purple Line light rail transit route spanning two counties north of Washington, D.C., still is facing resistance from Chevy Chase, Md., near the route's western terminus of Bethesda.

Monday, 16 September 2013 09:04

Staten Island: We still want LRT

The Staten Island Economic Development Corp., along with the borough's Chamber of Commerce, continues to press for light rail – and, often specifically, an extension of New Jersey's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) – despite ongoing disinterest from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, candidates for New York City's mayoralty, and upstate New York lawmakers.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:07

Arrests anticipated in Lac-Megantic's wake

Quebec provincial law enforcement could begin making arrests soon due to the July 6 derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MMA) train in Lac-Megantic.

Friday, 13 September 2013 08:44

Washington court: Link LRT OK on I-90

The Washington State Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit to forbid light rail transit on Interstate 90, removing one obstable blocking Sound Transit's East Link Extension between Seattle and Redmond, Wash.

In a contentious 8-to-5 vote Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, the Kansas City (Mo.) Council gave final approval to a joint venture construction contract for the city's initial streetcar line.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:26

Second weekly gain in a row for U.S. traffic

For a second straight week – and the third time in the last four weeks – U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground when measured against the comparable period in 2012, complementing the steady weekly advances of U.S. intermodal volume, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:21

PATH extension to get New Jersey nudge

Nearly a year after PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) announced plans to study a PATH extension toward (not to) Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly appears ready to back the proposal.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:56

Calgary stays with Siemens for LRT fleet

Calgary Transit is ordering 60 new S200 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility, an increase of 10 from previous plans to acquire 50 new LRVs.

Continental Rail Corp., a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 that it has engaged energy and infrastructure investment banking firm Taylor-DeJongh Ltd. to assist it with developing a freight railcar acquisition finance program.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:21

Railroad property rights: Routinely ignored

Lots of New Jersey PATH riders headed for work early this Sept. 11, 2013, eager or anxious to get to and through PATH's World Trade Center Station and avoid the expected larger-than-normal crowds slated to gather for 9/11 Memorial ceremonies later on in the day. For many New Jerseyans this morning and throughout the year, rail transit rules.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:46

Trainyard Tech touts Class I clients

Gibsonia, Pa.-based Trainyard Tech, LLC said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 the company recently placed the company's CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System into service at CSX Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga., and at BNSF Hobson Yard, west of Lincoln, Neb.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:35

San Antonio mulls more streetcar mileage

VIA Metropolitan Transit planners Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 recommended that San Antonio pursue the longest of several streetcar alternatives being considered.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:19

Cincinnati streetcar trackwork to start soon

Tracks for Cinncinnati's initial streetcar line will begin being laid in mid-October, a month ahead of schedule, beginning on Elm Street near Memorial Hall, city officials and streetcar advocates say.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:20

AAR adds affiliate, associate members

The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.

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