Cameron on Transportation 2016

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More M8 Train Cars on the Horizon, But It’ll Take a While — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Riders on Metro-North just got an early holiday gift from the railroad and the state Department of Transportation — a bright, shiny new train set. It’s not a toy, but real! We’ve been promised 94 more M8 rail cars! And just in time (though they won’t start arriving until 2019). (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Slow Down Traffic in Residential Neighborhoods: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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You’ve seen the signs in many neighborhoods, “Drive like your kids lived here” or “Slow down in town.” They’re probably as effective as bumper stickers that say “Drive now, Text later,” in other words, not very. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cameron on Transportation: Pay Your Fare Even When the Conductor Doesn’t Ask — or You’re Shoplifting

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Imagine you’re in a store and you see somebody shoplifting. You’re embarrassed to say anything or to make a scene, but inside you’re ticked-off. You pay for your merchandise, so why should that guy get it for free? And if he’s ripping off the store, doesn’t the merchant actually make you pay more to make up for that loss? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Blame the Trucks for I-95 Congestion: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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When it comes to our horrendous traffic, especially on I-95, everybody wants to find blame with someone other than themselves. “Who are these people and why are they driving now, on “my” road?” they ask. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talking Transportation: Bikes on the Train

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Days before the CDOT opens public hearings on proposed 5% fare increase on Metro-North, Governor Malloy held a media event to promote good news about “improved service” on our highest-fares-in-the-nation railroad. (more…) Continue Reading →

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