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Cramming Passengers on Planes Is Not Just Uncomfortable, It’s Also Unsafe: Cameron on Transportation

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I hate to fly. It’s mostly an irrational fear of turbulence and crashing — little stuff like that. But in recent years, the whole experience of air travel has turned from uncomfortable to unbearable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Info Meeting on Noroton Train Station Area Study of Traffic, Parking, Bike & Walking Access

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The Town of Darien will be hosting a public information meeting on Thursday, May 11 to discuss the Noroton Heights Station Area Study. The purpose of this study is to identify and address transportation needs in the station area relative to safety, traffic operations, accessibility, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT Commissioner on Changes to CT Rails: Cameron on Transportation

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Jim Redeker has the best job in transportation. And the toughest. As commissioner of the state Department of Transportation for the past six years, he has guided the agency through hundreds of millions of dollars in spending while managing three competing taskmasters: his boss, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy; the budget-controlling Legislature; and commuters who depend on his product. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Lane Closures Coming Saturday Thru Wednesday in & Near Darien

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In and around Darien this weekend, April 22 to 24 and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 to 26, lanes or restrictions will be on these roads, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. The department’s latest announcement is on top of road closures in downtown Stamford this weekend and Merritt Parkway ramp closures on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Some Streets Near Stamford Train Station Closed for Construction Work on April 21 to 24 Weekend

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An off-ramp bridge for northbound Exit 8 on Interstate 95 in downtown Stamford is being replaced, and this weekend the ramp and stretches of various nearby streets downtown will be closed as some of the work gets done, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT Plans to Have Merritt Parkway Signs Replaced in 2018

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to replace the highway signs and their support structures on a 38.3-mile stretch of the Merritt Parkway from the Connecticut/New York border in Greenwich to the Stratford/Milford town line. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Merritt Pkwy Project to Close Ramps Wednesday, April 26, Greenwich to New Canaan

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction will be resuming on Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) in Stamford and New Canaan from the Greenwich town line just north of Exit 31, North Street, to the vicinity of Exit 37, Route 124 (South Avenue) beginning on Monday, April 17, 2017.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Complain Effectively About Train Commuting: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 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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