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Look! Up in the Air!! And on the Train!!! Another Disruptive Passenger!!!! — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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We’ve seen a number of reports lately about “disruptive passengers” forcing a plane to divert after exhibiting some sort of frightening behavior. Imagine being along for the ride when something like this happens: (more…) Continue Reading →

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How My Transportation Predictions for 2017 Worked Out: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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This is the time of year when some commentators kick back and do end-of-the-year wrap up stories, as if you haven’t been paying attention for the past 12 months. Bah, humbug. I don’t review the past… I predict the future! So let’s review my prognostications as published one year ago and see how good my crystal ball really was. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Prospects Get Ever Darker for Transport Funding, Even for Maintenance and Plowing: Cameron on Transportation

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Fare increases, reduced train service, less highway snowing plowing, postponed construction. All of these and more are on the horizon, say Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut DOT because our Special Transportation Fund is running dry. I hate to say I told you so, but … (more…) Continue Reading →

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By 2020 You’ll Need a ‘Verified’ Drivers License If You Want It for ID Before a Flight: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Something like 1.73 million Americans board airplanes every day. Each of them must go through a very necessary screening by the Transportation Security Agency. But beginning in late January, a lot of passengers will be denied boarding because they don’t have the right kind of identification. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Year-Long Project on Merritt Parkway in Greenwich to Close Lanes Sometimes on Weeknights, Weekends

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For almost the next year, a stretch of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich will have a new concrete barrier and construction vehicles entering and leaving at any time. There will be some lane closures overnight on the northbound-traffic side of the highway, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project isn’t scheduled to be completed until Nov. 27, 2018. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Think Gridlock on the Roads Is Awful? Wait’ll You Consider Political Gridlock: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Five words I never thought I’d write: “I feel sorry for Dannel Malloy.”

Sure, we’ve had our differences. And yeah, the governor does have the personality of a porcupine and the disposition of a bully, sometimes. But the man is not evil and he doesn’t deserve what’s happening to him now. Nor do we. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Twitter and One Man’s Complaint Get Results: Walk Signal Replaced at Tokeneke School

New walk light at Tokeneke School 12-10-17
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Twitter and other social media platforms are used as ways to influence government decisions all the time, too often with snark, insults, swearing and nasty comments. This is a totally different kind of story of one man’s success in getting results here on Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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