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Remembrance of Airlines Past: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Rail fans call them “fallen flags.”

They are railroads that no longer exist, like the original New Haven and New York Central railroads. But before I start getting all misty eyed, let’s also pay homage to airlines that have flown away into history. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Major Greenwich Redevelopment Around Train Station Includes Aspects Darien Faces

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Touching on subjects that also affect Darien’s transportation and business development, Greenwich town officials, state officials and a real estate company on Tuesday announced a $45 million project to replace the Greenwich train station and buildings around it. The proposed new train station will be a somewhat grander entrance to Greenwich, have closer access to a new downtown movie theater and other businesses, be located near a new downtown park and will be built with ride services and self-driving vehicles in mind. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT Releases an Up-Close and Time-Lapse Video Showing Exit 9 Bridge Replacement

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Here’s a view of the bridge replacement at Exit 9 last month in a video from the Connecticut Department of Transportation that shows an up-close view of the construction project, with time-lapse video techniques and, at some points, aerial drone camerawork. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Haven Line Normal Schedule Resumes After Cancelled, Combined Trains Due to Stamford Project

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Full, regular train service returns to the New Haven Line on Monday after constricted service, including cancelled and combined trains, as the result of a project to replace the Atlantic Street Bridge, Metro-North announced on Sunday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Expects 4X More Delays in NYC in Wednesday’s Peak July 4 Holiday Traffic

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If you’re one of the 41 million folks traveling by car over the July 4th holiday. expect to face up to four times the ‘normal’ road delays in the Greater New York and Greater Boston areas on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘No Way That Toll Money Won’t Be Misused’ — Nobody Trusts Hartford: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Nobody trusts Hartford. If cynicism is a disease, we’re in the midst of an epidemic. Since last fall, I’ve been touring the state speaking to groups large and small about Connecticut’s transportation crisis, about the $5 billion we need to just get Metro-North back in a state of good repair, about the hundreds of deficient bridges and potholed highways, and and about the futility of depending mostly on the gasoline tax to fund long-needed repairs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Water Main Cleaning Runs Thru July 19, Don’t Do Laundry If Water Is Discolored

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Aquarion Water Company today announced a water main cleaning project in Darien from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 19.  The project is being undertaken to ensure that customers continue to receive the highest quality water. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What It’s Like to Be an Engineer Operating Metro-North Trains — Cameron on Transportation

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Bobby has every kid’s dream job: he’s an engineer for Metro-North. But Bobby isn’t his real name because he’s asked for anonymity so he can speak candidly about his work. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Buses Remove Traffic, Get People, Often of Modest Means, to Work — What’s Not to Like?

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Why is there so much scorn for those who ride the bus? Forty-one million trips are taken on 12,000 public buses each year in Connecticut in communities across the state (not counting school buses). Yet, those riders are regarded as losers, not by the transit operators, but by those who drive by car. (more…) Continue Reading →

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