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.
SEATTLE City Council voted on July 21 to approve the alignment of a new tram line in the city centre that will link the existing South Lake Union line and the First Hill line, which is due to open later this year.
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has announced details of its first services, which will link Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach from late 2016.
AMTRAK has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 28 high-speed trains, which will replace the Acela Express fleet on the Washington DC – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC).
INDIANA Department of Transportation (IDOT) has selected Chicago-based Corridor Capital LLC as its "preferred vendor" to manage and operate the daily Hoosier State inter-city service between Indianapolis and Chicago, which is currently operated by Amtrak.
THE City of Chesapeake, Virginia, is to submit a formal request for funding to Hampton Roads Transit for the extension of The Tide light rail line from the neighbouring city of Norfolk.
GENESEE & Wyoming's newest rail subsidiary, the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E) began operations on June 1, 2014 after Canadian Pacific (CP) completed the sale of the line, the western stretch of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E).
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Kansas City on May 22 to mark the launch of construction on a 3.5km starter tram line linking River Market with the city centre and Union Station.
DALLAS Area Rapid Transit (Dart) operated its first test run on the 8km light rail Orange Line extension to Dallas Forth Worth International Airport on April 16.
MUNICIPAL authorities in San Diego, California, and the neighbouring city of Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California have revived plans for a light rail line spanning the US-Mexican border.
FOLLOWING weeks of speculation, GE confirmed on April 4 that it sees no possibility of acquiring Ansaldo STS from parent company Finmeccanica.