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Hot Weather Can Stifle Airplane Takeoffs: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Is it hot enough for ya? Even if you don’t believe it’s caused by humans, there is no doubt our planet is heating up. And as global warming increases, so will our travel problems. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Beware the ‘Automotive-Construction Complex’: Cameron on Transportation

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How did Americans develop their love affair with driving? Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington and the transportation exhibit “America on the Move” will sell you on the commonly held theory that when Henry Ford made cars affordable, Americans loved them and demanded more and more highways. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Predicts Tuesday Will Be Worst Day to Travel for Fourth of July Holiday

Worst travel day 2018 Independence Day AAA says
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Beginning Tuesday, look for busy roadways in New England when 86 percent of the region’s estimated 2.4 million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Independence Day, says AAA Northeast. Tuesday will also be the worst travel day of the holiday nationwide, according to AAA. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Hello Everyone. My Name is Jim Cameron, and I Am a … Rail Fan.’ — Cameron on Transportation

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True confession (as if you didn’t know): I am a rail fan. But don’t call me a “foamer!” People who love trains come in all shapes and sizes, but “foamer” is a term they universally hate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nighttime Lane Closures on I-95, Off and On, in Greenwich, Stamford Start July 1, Continue Till Nov 15

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From Sunday, July 1 through Nov. 15, if you drive at night on Interstate 95 in Greenwich or as far east as Exit 7 in Stamford, you may find a lane closed for “pavement condition evaluation and roadway inspections,” the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced. And some shoulders will be closed at various times during the day and night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four-Month, Nighttime Project Along Merritt Parkway in Greenwich to Result in Closed Lanes

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Somewhere on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, lanes are being closed for a project to reduce slipping by vehicles on the highway, the state Department of Transportation says. The project is expected to last until Oct. 24, about four months away. The good news is that the lanes will only be closed at night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Lousy Job of Selling Itself to Potential Tourists at Darien North Rest Stop: Cameron on Transportation

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First impressions count. Arrive at any airport or train station, and you immediately start forming opinions of your destination. Is it clean and modern, warm and welcoming? How does the place make me feel? Are the locals proud of themselves? Continue Reading →

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