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

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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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

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

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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

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

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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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Public Private Parnerships: Care Needed, or the Public Gets Snookered: Cameron on Transportation

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Overshadowed by the James Comey commotion, President Donald Trump has finally released his plans for a trillion-dollar infrastructure initiative. And it’s as disappointing as it is confusing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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