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, and remains a director on the NJ-ARP board. Email: dbowen@sbpub.com; telephone 212-620-7236.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LRT aids Houston's 21st century hopes

Jettison the biases and stereotypes before you head to Houston, my brother-in-law cautioned me last month as I prepared for APTA Expo 2014. "It's really grown up; it's a real…
More than two years ago, this rail advocate held to the belief that "Streetcars belong. Even on the street." I maintain this belief now more than ever, in the face…
Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Green" railroads and Box Turtles

One hears the word "green" more than ever at any given rail conference, not without reason. Most in the rail world, naturally enough, apply the allusion to themselves and their…
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EPA proposals simply oversee trend

Phase out coal? Anathema to you? I certainly sympathize with the concern expressed by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in their measured initial…
Even rail supporters often overlook the importance of Maryland's proposed 16-mile Purple Line to future U.S. development, efficiency, competitiveness, lifestyle. I see it as a game changer.
The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked…
Thursday, January 30, 2014

LIRR is No. 1 again. For now.

Congratulations to the Long Island Rail Road, once again in 2013 the unquestioned largest regional passenger railroad by ridership in the nation. Let's see if it can hold that prize.…
Christmas came early to Cincinnati streetcar advocates this year of 2013, on Dec. 19, to be precise.
Passenger rail supporters looking long-range on a post-Thanksgiving Monday morning aren't ignoring the latest obstacle confronting California high speed rail, nor are they oblivious to the Metro-North accident fatalities of…
Global belief in U.S. "exceptionalism" is being sorely tested these days on many fronts, whether we Americans acknowledge that or not. But most of the world still appears to accept…
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