Here’s the prepared statement from Darien resident Jim Cameron, head of the Commuter Action Group, gave to state officials at Wednesday night’s public hearing in Stamford on proposed fare increases for Connecticut train riders:
My name is Jim Cameron and I am a resident of Darien and have ridden Metro-North for 25 years. I served 19 years on the CT MN Rail Commuter Council, 4 as its Chairman. I am also the founder of The Commuter Action Group, a rail advocacy organization. First, I would like to commend Gov Malloy and CDOT for yesterday’s announcement of the purchase of 60 additional M8 rail cars to handle our rapidly expanding ridership. This is very good news, if long overdue.