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The Rise and Demise of New York City’s First Subway: Cameron on Transportation

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A secret project, defying the government, helped build America’s first subway. It only ran for three years but carried hundreds of thousands of passengers, even though it only spanned 312 feet. And it was powered by air. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Locked and Unloaded: Two Bicycles Stolen in 17 Minutes, One from Each Darien Train Station

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From 11:35 a.m. to 11:52 p.m., a thief removed two bicycles, both locked, from each of Darien’s two train stations, according to surveillance video records, police said. In those 17 minutes, the man stole property valued at a total of $1,400 by the separate owners. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nighttime Lane Closures on Merritt Parkway in Norwalk From Now to 2019 for Bridge Project

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Lane closures could take place on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk overnight starting as early as 7 or 8 p.m. in a project already begun to demolish and replace the West Rocks Road Bridge over the parkway. Work started April 25 and could go on for more than a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT Transportation Commissioner Redeker: Rail and Road Debacle Coming Soon Unless Legislature Acts

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State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker recently announced in a letter and news release that proposed fare increases and service reductions would “undo decades of investment in our transportation infrastructure and initiate an economic death spiral for our economy.”

Here’s the news release, issued Tuesday, April 24, followed by the letter: (more…) Continue Reading →

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I-95 Nighttime Work on Three Bridges in Greenwich, Stamford Through May 25

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 northbound and southbound in Greenwich and Stamford. Expect lane closures. The work began on Monday and continues through the morning of Friday, May 25. All the work is between Exits 5 and 7 in an area of Greenwich near Stamford and an area on the West Side of Stamford not far from Greenwich. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Strategies for Getting the Right Airline Seat, or Any Seat on Metro-North: Cameron on Transportation

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It was the British folks at the Cunard cruise line who said: “Getting there is half the fun.”

Crossing the Atlantic in style on an ocean liner certainly was great, but whatever your mode of transportation, getting the right seat can make for an enjoyable or miserable trip. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jim Cameron Speaks to Greenwich Audience About CT’s Transportation Funding Crisis

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The transportation in Connecticut is, to be blunt, in dire straits, commuter advocate Jim Cameron of Darien recently told a Greenwich audience. He also discussed possible solutions. (more…) Continue Reading →

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