Cameron on Transportation 2019

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Elon Musk’s Idea of ‘Hyperloop’ Trains a Bit Too Loopy: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Is Elon Musk a brilliant innovator, or is he just smoking dope? Well, we know the answer to the second question as a viral video has shown him puffing (legal) weed on a talk show. The man is under a lot of stress, right? (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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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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Tolling and Trolling — Ned, Sell Your Case or Succumb to GOP ‘Zombies’ — Cameron on Transportation

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Was anyone really surprised when Ned Lamont did a flip-flop on tolls? Not me. If you’ll remember when he first announced his candidacy for governor, he said he’d sign a toll bill his first day in office. Then he saw the polling data and backtracked, saying he’d only toll trucks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Could Commuter Ferry Service Work from Here to NYC? Nope: Cameron on Transportation

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Why can’t we run commuter ferries on Long Island Sound? I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked that question. But as with so many “simple solutions” to our transportation woes, there are logical reasons why ferry boats won’t work. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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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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