Doug Bowen

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

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…
Depending on your energy viewpoint, credit California—or blame it—for coal's very uncertain future as a primary energy source, or even the primary freight volume mainstay.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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…
The latest pushback during a given discussion over drinks doesn't catch me unawares, but the vehemence still takes me aback. "You talk trains and safety. But you just want to…
The slow-motion car crash, 60 years running, has finally reached its point of no return. Detroit has fiscally fallen. And it's still without serious rail transit to help it.
This opinion piece should start off updating some of the ongoing debate between champions of rail rights-of-way restoration for rail use, and those wanting those rights-of-way for hiking or biking…
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