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Air Marshal Service, Created to Prevent Trouble, Is Itself Troubled: Cameron on Transportation

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Do you feel safe when you fly? Forget about exploding jet engines, cracked aircraft windows and clear-air turbulence. What about terrorists? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Other Than DC-to-Boston, Long-Distance Train Travel’s Days Are Numbered: Cameron on Transportation

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We are all familiar with Amtrak’s local operations in the Northeast: The sleek Acela zooming along to Boston at up to 145 mph and the slower, traditional trains making local stops along the Connecticut coast. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expect Delays Thursday in Noroton Heights Business District for Natural Gas Project

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Due to construction work for the installation of natural gas mains in downtown Noroton Heights, expect delays Thursday, June 7 on West Avenue between Hollow Tree Ridge Road and Edgerton Street and the closure of Edgerton between West Avenue and Heights Road. Darien police announced the road closure and delays the same morning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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I-95 Lane Closures Daytime in Darien This Week, Nighttime in Fairfield County This Month

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This week you can expect a slower Interstate 95, with lane closures at certain areas in and near Darien, and on Tuesday on the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The bridge maintenance and inspection work won’t take place during the heaviest traffic of rush hour, or in the early evening, but the daytime work will stretch from Greenwich to Darien, and the nighttime work will be from Greenwich through to Stratford, with multiple bridges getting work done for the entire month. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Forestalling Tolls and Tax Increases Won’t Keep Bridges from Rotting: Cameron on Transportation

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The recent debate over tolling our highways should remind us of just how divided the state has become. It’s not red vs. blue and not even just upstate vs. downstate. The real divide is between those who commute by car vs. Continue Reading →

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State Police Increase Highway Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend: Here’s Where They’ll Be

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Connecticut State Troopers are preparing for increased traffic during this Memorial Day weekend, and summer 2018 celebrations and vacations. They’ve got extra patrols on the lookout for drivers under the influence and violations of seat belt laws, in particular. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expect More Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend, AAA Says; Weekend Train Schedules Adjusted

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Beginning Thursday, look for busy roadways in New England when 91 percent of the region’s estimated two million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Memorial Day, says AAA Northeast. Meanwhile, Metro-North has changed its Friday schedule to make it easier for riders to leave the city between 1 and 4 p.m.
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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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