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How to Complain Effectively About Train Commuting: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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You may start your day with a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. I start mine by reading complaints about Metro-North: emails, tweets and social media posts by fellow commuters who don’t know where to turn for help. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Noroton Heights Station Platform Replacement Project: More on Which Parts Will Be Done When & Parking Impact

Noroton Heights Station Train Railroad platforms project 04-03-17
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Darien Public Works Director Ed Gentile gave out more details Monday night on what parts of the Noroton Heights Railroad Station platform-replacement project will be done at what times and how various elements of the plan would affect parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Northbound Old Kings Hwy North at I-95 Bridge To Be Completely Shut Off

Old Kings Highway North bridge I-95 01-23-17
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Work on replacing the Old Kings Highway North bridge over Interstate 95 will mean various delays in upcoming weeks and months and, for drivers headed toward the Post Road, there will be a detour away from the bridge starting late in April and continuing through most of the time it takes to replace the bridge. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Coming to Darien: Construction Projects Everywhere, Especially Roads & Bridges This Year

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Darien’s mascot for this year and next may be the crane — the species seen on construction sites, not waterways. And we may be trading in blue for construction-site orange. Strap on your construction helmets, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride as both the state and town repave roads and bridges are replaced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Officials Consider Parking Situation at Noroton Heights Station as Platform Project Starts

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With the passenger platform replacement project now started at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station, town officials have taken some steps to try to minimize the parking spaces that commuters can’t use during construction, and if that’s not enough, they’ve identified some other options. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Noroton Heights Train Station Platform Replacement Project Begins Monday

Map Noroton Heights Railroad Station platform replacement 03-25-17
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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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