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With Recreational Pot Likely Coming to CT, We All Should Know the Public Health Concerns

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While the bill approving the sale of recreational marijuana still has a way to go before being adopted, we should realize that, at some point in the not-too-distant future, recreational marijuana could very likely be available in Connecticut. (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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Where the Community Fund of Darien’s ‘Our Darien’ Campaign Is Going in Year 3

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In the third year of the Community Fund of Darien’s “Our Darien” campaign against underage drinking and binge drinking in town, the organization has released this op-ed article, particularly for parents, describing the problem in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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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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My Lead Foot, My Hybrid Car — and Your Gas Saving: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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I like to go fast. Really fast. Nothing makes me happier than hurtling along to Boston on Acela at 145 mph, even if those sprints are brief, or catching the jet-stream on a flight and hitting 600 mph. And nothing frustrates me more, like you, than being in slow-moving, bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 95, that highway’s normative state. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wi-Fi on Trains Should Wait — Coming 5G Will Make Current Wi-Fi Obsolete: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Will Haskell is 22 years old, and he’s about two months into his first full-time paying job as a state senator representing the 26th District that covers most of interior Fairfield County. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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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

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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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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