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Metro-North Could Learn a Lot from Amtrak: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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As I enjoyed a speedy — 148-mph— ride to Boston last week on Acela, I started thinking about the differences between Amtrak and Metro-North. They each have a different mission, but there are a few things Metro-North could learn from its national counterpart. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Northeast: Remember, Drivers — CT Has a ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Law for Passing Accidents

SUV Crash I-95 Slow Down Move Over Law AAA Northeast 02-20-17
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Since early January, there have been at least a half dozen or more near-hits or actual collisions with emergency vehicles on Connecticut’s interstates. In the wake of these incidents — the latest occurring Sunday night on I-95 in Guilford —AAA Northeast urges motorists to be aware of Connecticut’s “Slow Down, Move Over” law, that requires drivers to slow down and, if possible, move over, when they see emergency vehicles parked on the road’s shoulder. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Testifying on a Bill in Hartford: ‘Not Any More. It’s a Waste of Time.’ — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Don’t look now, but our Legislature is back in action considering dozens of bills affecting transportation. Everything from tolls to train fares, from airports to Uber could be up for grabs this session. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Problem with Turning Commuter Drivers into Train Riders Is Lack of Station Parking: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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If we want to get cars off the highways, we need to turn drivers into rail commuters. But even the most motivated would-be rail rider faces an immediate problem: the lack of train station parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How a 10% ConnDOT Cut Would Affect Connecticut: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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As the Legislature reconvened on Jan. 4 in Hartford, all were buzzing about filling the predicted $41 million deficit in the state’s budget. While the governor is again pledging no tax increases (we’ve heard that before!), the alternatives are looking pretty ugly. (more…) Continue Reading →

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I-95 Lane Closures Tuesday in Darien, Stamford and Wednesday to Thursday in Norwalk

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These lanes on Interstate 95 in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk will be closed at some points from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, and in Norwalk on Wednesday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced: (more…) Continue Reading →

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