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.
GREATER Toronto and Hamilton area commuter rail operator Go Transit has announced plans to effectively double off-peak services on its Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines from June.
THE government of Monterey County, California, is considering a proposal to extend the state's successful Capitol Corridor inter-city passenger service south from San Jose to serve the town of Salinas.
AMTRAK is planning to formally request revisions to United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) safety standards to facilitate the introduction of standard lightweight high-speed trains, a move US rail advocates have sought for at least two decades.
CANADIAN National (CN) ended 2012 by completing its merger of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJ&E) into its Wisconsin Central (WC) subsidiary.
THE board of Southern California commuter rail operator Metrolink has approved the purchase of 10 Tier 4-compliant locomotives from EMD, which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
GREATER Toronto and Hamilton area transport authority Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) signed an agreement on November 28 outlining plans for construction of four light rail lines in Canada's largest city.
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) has launched a review of system operations with a view towards introducing limited-stop services as well as the splitting and joining of trains on certain routes.
IN a split 3-2 vote, the city council of Anaheim, California, has approved a proposal for the construction of a 5.1km starter light rail line serving, among other points, the original Disneyland.
HOUSTON's expanding MetroRail light rail network has received a $US 188 million funding boost from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the construction of two new lines.
GENESEE & Wyoming and a new subsidiary, KeRail, have signed a contract with Tata Steel Minerals Canada to transport 3.8 million tonnes of iron-ore per year from a new mine near Schefferville, Quebec.