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Trump Admin Cancels Plan to Test Truck Drivers, RR Engineers for Sleep Apnea: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Your daily commute just became more dangerous, thanks to the president. In his zeal to kill unnecessary federal regulations, President Donald Trump has ordered the cancellation of a plan to require mandatory sleep apnea testing for truck drivers and railroad engineers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NJ’s No-Customer-Pumps-Gas Regulation and Other States’ — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Did you ever wonder why you can’t pump your own gasoline in New Jersey? Self-serve has been the rule nationwide since the first pump-your-own gas station opened in 1947 in California. All gas stations had previously been full-service. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ehlers: Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff Sells Out His District — Again

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This is an op-ed by Greg Ehlers, the GOP challenger who ran against state Sen. Bob Duff in the 25th district in 2016:
Every family who lives in Bob Duff’s district and every business operating in Fairfield County needs to be aware of what their elected state senator just did to threaten their livelihoods this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Relocate Rail Lines Next to I-95? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It takes about four hours to travel nearly 820 miles in China by high-speed rail — averaging 200 mph — between Beijing and Shanghai. A 230-mile Amtrak ride from New York to Boston — averaging 65 mph — will take at least three and a half hours. Why the difference? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rep Terrie Wood, Sen Majority Leader Duff on State’s New Union Agreement

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State Rep. Terrie Wood, a Republican who represents most of Darien in the state House of Representatives, sent out this message on Tuesday to her constituents about the state’s new agreement with public employee unions just approved by the state Senate (following her statement is a shorter one from state Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff):

I am following up on my email to you all last week on the pending SEBAC (State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition) agreement and vote. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ongoing Mess at Metro-North: Bad and Getting Worse: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s not just the summer heat that’s causing an operational meltdown at the MTA, parent agency of Metro-North and the NYC subways. It’s the years of neglect, under-funding and misplaced priorities that are taking a toll on our vital transit infrastructure. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Check Out This Airline If You’re Going to France: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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I hate to fly. It’s crowded, uncomfortable, stressful and inhuman. But my perspective has changed since a recent round-trip flight on La Compagnie — an all business-class “boutique” airline — for a vacation in France. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Avoid the Carnival of Errors When Replacing the Stamford Station Garage: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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The state Department of Transportation is back again with another proposal to demolish the old parking garage at Stamford’s train station and replace it with a new facility. After the embarrassment of the first transit-oriented development (TOD) effort, which languished for more than three years before being killed, let’s hope they learned their lessons. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Jim Cameron 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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