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‘I Knew My Trip Was Doomed When …’ — Adventures in Air Travel: Cameron on Transportation

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What idiot said “getting there is half the fun?”

That’s what went through my mind when I did a “day trip” to Los Angeles: two door-to-door 10-hour trips just for a three-hour face-to-face meeting with my most important consulting client. (more…) Continue Reading →

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More Coastal Flooding Expected for Train Tracks — But No Plans in Place: Cameron on Transportation

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What follows is a public apology. Not to you, dear reader, but to future generations. “To my grandchildren: I’m sorry we left you with this mess. We should have done more, when we still had time.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Beware the Benevolent Despot: Like Robert Moses, the Flawed Master Builder of New York

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Every baseball fan knows Babe Ruth and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Every part of American history has its heroes and villains. Yet, it’s frightening how much we forget about the past mistakes we made in planning for transportation — lessons we should have learned from. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Predictions on Getting Around in Connecticut for 2019: Cameron on Transportation

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Each year, I share my predictions for the coming months — and grade myself on last year’s crystal-ball gazing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Not Too Late to Consider This Resolution: No Alcohol for a Month — ‘Dry January’

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Now that 2019 has officially begun, many are resolving to leave old drinking patterns behind — at least for the month of January. After indulging in food and drink during the holiday season, millions of people worldwide support the chance to remain sober with their friends for 31 days. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Three Months, This Commuter’s Train Was On Time Just Once: Cameron on Transportation

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How bad has service been on Metro-North? Ask Chris Golier, a Fairfield family man in his 40s who rides the train daily from Southport to Grand Central. “Commuting is a soul-sucking exercise,” he says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cameron on Transportation: CT Commuters to Get Screwed by New LIRR Station Below Grand Central

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We all know what happened when Boston decided to bury its downtown elevated interstate highway, known as the Central Artery. What was intended to be a seven-year, $2.6 billion project ended up taking a decade and costing $14.6 billion. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Editorial: Don’t Criticize Public Officials for Merely Noting How Much Special Education Costs

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Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky is being criticized by some parents of Darien special education students who imply that he’s attacking special education spending. The accusations are exaggerated, sometimes inaccurate and occasionally nonsense. Readers can see that for themselves in the excerpt of his speech we’ve published at the bottom, and compare that with what the letters said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man, 24, Charged with Motor Vehicle Violations, Fails to Appear in Court, Gets Arrested, Gets Mug Shot Published

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Charged with failing to appear in court at least twice for charges of motor vehicle violations, a 24-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 11. For those alleged crimes, police sent out his mug shot in a release to local news organizations, some of which published it. Police did not specify what the man was originally charged with, nor did the news accounts that published his name and his arrest photo. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Arguably the Most Famous Train in American History: Cameron on Transportation

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The 20th Century Limited was arguably the most famous train in American history, running between Grand Central Terminal and Chicago, offering the finest in accommodations and services for 65 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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