Doug Bowen is managing editor of Railway Age, IRJ's north American sister magazine. 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 Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey daily newspaper. Bowen, a graduate of Rutgers University, 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.
SIEMENS Rail Systems and Cummins jointly announced on December 3 that they are launching a passenger locomotive partnership with the aim of bringing "one of the most modern and efficient diesel-electric passenger locomotives in the world to the US marketplace."
MINNEAPOLIS City Council's Transportation and Public Works Committee approved the further development of two tram projects at a meeting on November 19, 2013.
THE City of Ottawa is to hold talks with Ottawa International Airport Authority to discuss the possibility of constructing an airport rail link for the Canadian capital.
TORONTO City Council has voted by a majority of four to endorse reconstructing the Scarborough light metro line as an extension of the city's heavy metro, giving a political victory to Toronto's mayor Mr Rob Ford.
SERVICES on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - the busiest commuter rail line in the United States – have been severely disrupted following the severing of a traction power cable on September 25.
CALIFORNIA High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) officials have admitted that construction work on the first phase of the state's planned high-speed rail network will not begin this autumn as previously envisaged.
CALGARY Transit announced on September 11 that it has concluded a $C 192m ($US 186m) contract with Siemens Canada for 60 S200 light rail vehicles for the city's CTrain network.
UNITED Streetcar despatched the first of eight low-floor LRVs for Tucson's Sun Link light rail line from its plant in Clackamas, Oregon, on August 26.
A CANADIAN group is negotiating with the state of Maine in the hope of acquiring the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) which filed for bankruptcy on August 7 following the derailment and explosion at Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on July 6.
OKLAHOMA Department of Transportation and the United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have launched the Tulsa-Oklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan to evaluate the feasibility of launching passenger services between the state's two largest cities.