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Noroton Heights Train Station Platform Replacement Project Begins Monday

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An 18-month-long demolition and reconstruction of the concrete platforms at Noroton Heights Railroad Station is scheduled to begin Monday, with work starting on the western end of the south platform (nearest Hollow Tree Ridge Road). (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Enormous, Beautiful, Amazing George Washington Bridge: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s the bridge we love to hate. Congested, expensive — charging a $15 toll — and lacking the modern design of the soon-to-be completed new Tappan Zee Bridge, the George Washington Bridge is best to be avoided. (more…) Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Highway Lane Closures Start Monday on Merritt Pkwy in New Canaan, Stamford

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Lane closures on parts of the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95 will take place this week in Stamford, New Canaan and Norwalk, the state Department of Transportation has announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Less Driving, More Walking — Better Downtown Economies: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Our love affair with the automobile depends on one thing: free parking. After driving on our “free” highways, we need to park somewhere, and we all hate to pay for the privilege. It’s as if there’s some constitutional right to free parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where the Good News Is for New Haven Line Commuters: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Does reading this column depress you? That’s what I’ve heard from a few faithful readers. But in opining on transportation issues, my goal is to get you thinking. So this week, just to cheer us all up a bit, I’m only going to comment on good news. (Trust me, it’s taken a while to accumulate these cheerier dispatches, but here goes.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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A Train Station in East Bridgeport Would Be a $300M Waste of Money: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Parts of Bridgeport are quite beautiful, but others look like the bombed-out South Bronx, especially the lots along the Metro-North tracks. The most populous city in the state with residents paying some of the highest taxes really needs help. But is a proposed $300 million new Barnum train station in East Bridgeport the right answer, or just a political boondoggle? (more…) Continue Reading →

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State to Repave Rt 1 in Darien This Summer: You Won’t Believe What They’re Considering

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The state Department of Transportation has informed town officials it plans to pave the Post Road through Darien this summer, Darien Police Capt. Donald Anderson told the Police Commission on Wednesday — and he passed on an unusual request. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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

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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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