Cameron on Amtrak 2019

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Headed South, Snowbird? Consider Packing Your Car on the Auto Train

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Since 1971, you’ve been able to travel by train to Florida with your car, avoiding the mayhem of Interstate 95. And although the service is now run by Amtrak, it actually started as a private enterprise. (more…) Continue Reading →

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A New Acela This Way Comes — on Amtrak’s Outdated Northeast Tracks: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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I’m a big fan of high-speed trains, which means I often ride Amtrak’s Acela to Boston or Washington. It’s the best train in North America, though it pales in comparison to true HSR (high-speed rail) in Europe or Asia. (more…) Continue Reading →

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U-Pass Program Provides Big Traveling Discount to Public College Students in CT: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut, including Metro-North. Then imagine this pass only costs $20 a year. Such is the reality of U-Pass, the transit pass given to almost 15,000 community college and state university students in Connecticut. Not only does U-Pass give them affordable access to mass transit, in some cases the pass is a life changer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hell Without the Brimstone on an Amtrak Train Without Air Conditioning: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of the year, stuck for five hours on a sold-out Amtrak train where only half the cars had air conditioning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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