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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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:04

MUNI employees ratify SFMTA contract

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that "Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year agreement that increases wages, strengthens pension benefits, and is in line with the budget needs of the agency."

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:43

Strike hits Bombardier Thunder Bay plant

Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:08

SFMTA readies Siemens LRT contract

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to award Siemens Mobility a contract for 261 S200 light rail transit (LRT) vehicles to replace the city's aging LRT fleet, built by Breda.

Amtrak has issued a request for information concerning 15 new Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives, as well as one diesel switch yard locomotive.

Monday, 14 July 2014 09:42

Open house set for Loop Trolley input

In St. Louis, the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District (TDD) will host a public open house on July 24, 2014 to seek community input as it updates plands for the Loop Trolley project.

Virginia has committed to funding up to half the cost of the contentious Columbia Pike streetcar project, designed to traverse the namesake avenue in Arlington and Fairfax counties, suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Monday, July 14, 2014 its second-quarter traffic rose 6.0% measured against the comparable quarter in 2013. Same-railroad traffic was up 5.0% for the quarter.

U.S. freight rail traffic continued growing in the week ending July 5, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Somewhat under the radar amidst other rail transit developments in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a proposal for a streetcar line in St. Paul received a unanimous 6-to-0 endorsement by the City Council Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:48

IOS ID'd for All Aboard Florida debut

All Aboard Florida will launch service in late 2016 as planned, but initially will operate trains linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, on the southern section of its planned overall system.

Wi-Tronix, LLC says it has signed a contract with Co-Operative Bulk Handling (CBH), an Australian grain logistics co-operative, to provide locomotive remote monitoring and hosting services.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:10

NJT OKs LRV add-ons

New Jersey Transit's Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, approved a $54 million contract to add center sections to NJT's existing light rail transit fleets serving two LRT lines, in order to bolster passenger capacity.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:40

DART readies airport LRT link

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said Wednesday, July 9, 2014 that it and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport "are making final preparations on the last segment of the Orange Line, which arrives at the new D/FW Airport Station on Monday, Aug. 18."

Canadian federal transport officials and others on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, celebrated the completion of work which expanded rail unloading capacity at West Coast Reduction Ltd.'s facilities at Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia.

The latest challenge to a proposed streetcar system for San Antonio comes with the filing of a petition which, if passing muster, will mandate a vote on the project this November.

The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West Street and Stop 11 Road, beginning July 15.

Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council jointly announced Tuesday, July 8, 2014, a "tentative agreement" to proceed with the planned development of the Southwest Light Rail Project, linking downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minn.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:00

Los Angeles: For rail, and for real

Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a double track project along Metrolink's Ventura County Line, north of Los Angeles.

Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:38

U.S. freight traffic wraps up good June

U.S. freight traffic scored gains in the final full week of June ending June 28, 2014, capping off a full month of advances, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, July 3.

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