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10 Years After Panel’s Report on ConnDOT — Improvements, Missed Opportunities: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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In the “land of steady habits,” we don’t fix problems — we study them, over and over again. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman: State Might Pay for Darien/New Canaan Bike Route Signs, Publicity

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Darien and New Canaan officials, along with some cycling enthusiasts, have been discussing ways of promoting bicycle routes built for two towns, so that cyclists in one town might ride to the other, visiting Waveny Park, for example, or Weed Beach. First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said last week that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has a grant program that could fund a project to put up bike route signs and even pay for publicity and promotional materials to encourage people to bike from one town to the other. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tokeneke Road Sidewalk Construction Project May Start Monday, Continue About 3 Weeks

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A sidewalk construction project expected to  on Monday, Sept. 17, should result in a pathway that people can use to walk along Tokeneke Road from downtown to the border with Norwalk at Five Mile River, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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More Cameras at Train Stations: State to Hold Public Hearing in Norwalk

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The state Department of Transportation wants to install more video surveillance cameras next year to improve security at various train stations from Darien to Westport, and it will hold a public hearing to get your views on Oct. 17 in Norwalk. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Night Construction on Both Highways in Norwalk Starting Monday

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It’s a late night in late September and you’re late. You figure you’ll hurry on the highway through Norwalk. At least you’ve missed rush-hours traffic, you think. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (more…) Continue Reading →

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Hacks for Grand Central: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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There is possibly no more beautiful railroad station in the world than New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. As the destination of more than 55,000 daily rail commuters from Connecticut, it’s a place where many of us spend a fair amount of time. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Metro-North, ConnDOT Say Most of the Recent Train Delays Due to Infrastructure Projects

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Metro-North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation issued this announcement late Friday afternoon to explain  some of the delays on the New Haven Line and its branches (we’ve added the boldface and subheadings): (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nighttime Work on Interstate 95 From Darien to Greenwich, Tuesday to Thursday, Sept 4 to 6

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Lanes will be closed at spots in Greenwich, Stamford and Darien on Interstate 95 for three nights this week, Tuesday through Thursday, for bridge inspections and maintenance work, the state Department of Transportation announced. Daytime work on the highway is also scheduled for stretches in Greenwich and Norwalk this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Major, Multi-Year Interstate 95 Reconstruction in NY Along the Mile Closest to CT

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The so-called “last mile” of Interstate 95 in Westchester County nearest to Connecticut will undergo a massive “reconstruction” including road-widening, bridge replacements and other changes that can slow traffic into 2021, New York state officials have announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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End the Summer With a Daytrip to the Danbury Railway Museum

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Looking for a summer day trip to find some fun that will teach your kids about transportation? Just hop a Metro-North train (or drive, if you must) to the Danbury Railway Museum. (more…) Continue Reading →

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