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

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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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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ConnDOT Commissioner on Changes to CT Rails: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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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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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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Five Things College Students and Parents Need to Know About CT’s ‘Affirmative Consent’ Law: Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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All Connecticut school campuses, of any kind, are subject to Connecticut’s law entitled “Affirmative Consent”.  This is a law that states that every stage of a romantic or sexual contact between two students must be marked by an out-loud, unambiguous “yes”. (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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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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How Do I Get Out of Jury Service? Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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There are a few ways to increase your odds of being excused from jury service.  People ask me about this all the time.  Because they’re terribly busy and they have very demanding jobs and a massive list of obligations and responsibilities. (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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