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One of the Slipperiest Substances Known to Man or Computers on the Train Tracks: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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What is more beautiful than fall in New England? The autumn leaves make even the most mundane daily commute seem idyllic — unless you’re taking the train. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Big Transportation Improvements? CT Needs To Play Budget Catchup First: Cameron on Transportation

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“Why don’t they build a monorail down the middle of I-95?”

So began the latest in a series of well-intentioned emails I regularly receive from readers, anxious to offer what seem like smart solutions to our transportation crisis in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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To Vermont by Train: Slow, But Relaxing and Weatherproof: Cameron on Transportation

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Like many, I love Vermont. But I’m not crazy about getting there. It’s about 300 miles from my home to Burlington, Vt. By car, that’s at least five hours and about $50 in gas each way. Flying may seem quicker, but with the airport drive it’s not much better and about $160. Continue Reading →

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Long Haul Trucking’s Bedbuggers, Chowder, Suicide Jockeys, Robots and More: Cameron on Transportation

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Why do most motorists hate truck drivers? Is it because their big rigs are so intimidating? Or do we think they’re all red-neck cowboys, living the life on the range and we’re secretly jealous? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Overnight ‘Sleeper’ Bus Service Has Started in California — Is It Coming to the East Coast?

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We’ve all enjoyed a nap on Metro-North. The swaying action seems to induce a nodding-off, especially on the way home after a long day in the city. But it’s sleeping comfortably during long distance travel that seems like the holy grail for travelers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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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

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

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

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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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