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State Issues CARMAGGEDON Warning for Two Weekends of I-95 Closures at Exit 9, Starting 6 PM, Friday, May 31

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Don’t drive anywhere near I-95 in Stamford and Darien and don’t even think of driving over the Route 1 bridge at Exit 9 on the weekend of May 31 to June 2, or the following weekend. That’s the advice from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which is replacing the bridge — which has been there since the highway was built in 1958 — on those two weekends. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT’s New Commish Should’ve Been Talking to More Commuters by Now: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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A good boss cares about his customers.  He wants to keep them happy and actively seeks out their feedback.  Such is not the case at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Intersection at Birch and Post Roads To Be Closed Much of Tuesday for Sewer Repair

Darien Police Transportation
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A “significant breakage” of a sanitary sewer near the intersection of the Post Road and Birch Road will result in closing off of all traffic at the intersection for periods of time during the day and into the early evening on Tuesday, May 14, Darien police announced Monday afternoon. The intersection is expected to remain closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The announcement describes the project as “emergency sewer repair work” to a “main sanitary sewer line in the area.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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One of the Few Profitable Transit Companies in the U.S. — the Bridgeport Ferry: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Public transportation is a money-losing proposition.  But Connecticut is home to one of the few profitable transit companies in the U.S.  It’s not CT Transit or Metro-North, both of which are heavily subsidized.  No, the operation that’s squarely in the black is the Bridgeport–Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, a.k.a. “the ferry.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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I-95 Nighttime Lane Closures for Bridge Maintenance Coming in Darien, Norwalk, Westport

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Two nighttime bridge maintenance projects on Interstate 95 will close some lanes, slowing traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in May and June, but the projects, as scheduled, aren’t expected to take place at the same time. And then there’s the near shutoff of the highway around Exit 9 in the first two weekends of June. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Scout Tag Sale on Sunday, May 5 to Close Much of the Eastbound Lane on West Ave

Darien Scout Tag Sale 2019
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Darien Scouts are holding their giant, vastly organized, 47th annual tag sale on Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. (when bargain hunters will already be lined up) to 4 p.m. (when some still will be picking through the remaining items). Also lined up are cars as drivers look for parking or just try to pass by. At 7 a.m., police again are closing the eastbound lane (toward downtown) on West Avenue all the way from the Noroton Avenue intersection to the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin itself, at 140 West Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Metro-North Timetable Showing It’s Age: You’d Be Slower Too If You Dated Back to the Woodrow Wilson Presidency

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Metro-North rail commuters received a recent spring surprise: a new timetable with slower running times. Rush-hour trains now leave earlier and arrive later, adding anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes to published running times, depending on the length of the trip. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Colorful Comments from Curmudgeonly Commuters : Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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As I hope you can tell, I love writing this column. As New York Times columnist Tom Friedman once said, a commentator should be in the heating business and the lighting business — getting people fired up while providing factual support for his arguments. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Lane Closures This Week on Interstate 95, Route 7

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Lane closures will face drivers in both directions on Interstate 95 in Greenwich between Exits 3 and 4 on Wednesday, April 17, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced. Lane closures will also take place Tuesday through Thursday on the Route 7 highway in Norwalk, the department said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talk on Merritt Parkway: ‘History and Future of a National Treasure’ Tuesday at Library

Wes Haynes Merritt Parkway Conservancy
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Please join us for a discussion on The Merritt Parkway: History and Future of a National Treasure. We’ll learn about the origin, construction and impact of this historic road that changed the design of American roads and life in Fairfield County, the challenges it faces, and what needs to be done to ensure its future as a safe and beautiful drive. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Finding Parking for Your Train Commute — Now There’s an App for That: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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How can you get people to commute by train if they can’t get to the train station? Those two-wheeled, buff millennials would have us believe we should all bike our way from home to the train. But not all of us are that athletic or inclined to take our lives in our hands wheeling through traffic and bad weather. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Great at Producing Transportation Master Plans, But Lawmakers Won’t Fund Them: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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When are we finally going to do something about our transportation crisis? That question has been asked for decades, but never answered, or more importantly, acted upon. (more…) Continue Reading →

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