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Overnight ‘Sleeper’ Bus Service Has Started in California — Is It Coming to the East Coast?

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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We’ve all enjoyed a nap on Metro-North. The swaying action seems to induce a nodding-off, especially on the way home after a long day in the city. But it’s sleeping comfortably during long distance travel that seems like the holy grail for travelers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic, Parking, Other Regulations for First Darien High School Night Football Game

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The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for Darien High School’s first night football game, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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State Transportation Department to Repave All of Post Road in Darien from Sept 14 to Oct 13

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on a 3.81-mile section of Route 1 in Darien, Tuesday, Sept. 14, through Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Work hours will be 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Trump Admin Cancels Plan to Test Truck Drivers, RR Engineers for Sleep Apnea: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Your daily commute just became more dangerous, thanks to the president. In his zeal to kill unnecessary federal regulations, President Donald Trump has ordered the cancellation of a plan to require mandatory sleep apnea testing for truck drivers and railroad engineers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NJ’s No-Customer-Pumps-Gas Regulation and Other States’ — Cameron on Transportation

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Did you ever wonder why you can’t pump your own gasoline in New Jersey? Self-serve has been the rule nationwide since the first pump-your-own gas station opened in 1947 in California. All gas stations had previously been full-service. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Relocate Rail Lines Next to I-95? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It takes about four hours to travel nearly 820 miles in China by high-speed rail — averaging 200 mph — between Beijing and Shanghai. A 230-mile Amtrak ride from New York to Boston — averaging 65 mph — will take at least three and a half hours. Why the difference? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ongoing Mess at Metro-North: Bad and Getting Worse: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s not just the summer heat that’s causing an operational meltdown at the MTA, parent agency of Metro-North and the NYC subways. It’s the years of neglect, under-funding and misplaced priorities that are taking a toll on our vital transit infrastructure. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Check Out This Airline If You’re Going to France: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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I hate to fly. It’s crowded, uncomfortable, stressful and inhuman. But my perspective has changed since a recent round-trip flight on La Compagnie — an all business-class “boutique” airline — for a vacation in France. (more…) Continue Reading →

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