Cameron on Rail Transportation 2020

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‘Years, If Ever’ For Metro-North to Get Back to Pre-COVID Levels, Says Metro-North Chief: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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The road ahead for commuters may be less crowded, or maybe more. One theory has it that, as people gradually return to work, they will shun mass transit out of safety concerns and commute, instead, by car. That could create problems on our roads if people try to drive five days a week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Train Conductors, Bus Drivers Cope with COVID-19 Threat: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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“In my 30 years in the transit business I never thought I’d be asking people NOT to take the bus,” says Doug Holcomb, CEO of Greater Bridgeport Transit, the operator of 57 buses carrying 5 million passengers a year. But not this year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What a Conductor’s Seen in Four Decades on Trains: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work for the railroad? That’s what Paul Holland did for 39 years, first with Amtrak, later with Conrail and finally as a conductor on Metro-North. His self-published “My Life As A Rear End” pays tribute to his time in cabooses, but it’s his commuter rail stories that kept me laughing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Longest Rail Branch Line Has Only 1,000 Riders a Day — and Abysmal Service: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Remember Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian always complaining that he “gets no respect”? That’s how Waterbury line commuters (and local officials) feel. Their little branch line gets no respect. (more…) Continue Reading →

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