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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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More M8 Train Cars on the Horizon, But It’ll Take a While — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Riders on Metro-North just got an early holiday gift from the railroad and the state Department of Transportation — a bright, shiny new train set. It’s not a toy, but real! We’ve been promised 94 more M8 rail cars! And just in time (though they won’t start arriving until 2019). (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Slow Down Traffic in Residential Neighborhoods: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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You’ve seen the signs in many neighborhoods, “Drive like your kids lived here” or “Slow down in town.” They’re probably as effective as bumper stickers that say “Drive now, Text later,” in other words, not very. (more…) Continue Reading →

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From Greenwich to Westport, Highway Lane Closures Day & Night Starting Monday, Dec 5

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Nighttime highway work is already closing lanes on Interstate 95 at various spots between Greenwich and Westport, and for the week starting Monday, Dec. 5 more is on the way for daytime hours, both on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, state officials have announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cameron on Transportation: Pay Your Fare Even When the Conductor Doesn’t Ask — or You’re Shoplifting

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Imagine you’re in a store and you see somebody shoplifting. You’re embarrassed to say anything or to make a scene, but inside you’re ticked-off. You pay for your merchandise, so why should that guy get it for free? And if he’s ripping off the store, doesn’t the merchant actually make you pay more to make up for that loss? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Another Truck Strikes Railroad Overpass on Post Road

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A truck has again wedged itself under the relatively low railroad bridge over the Post Road in Darien, so police are asking drivers to avoid the intersection at Post and Tokeneke roads. (more…) Continue Reading →

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