Transportation Financing 2018

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CT Transportation Commissioner Redeker: Rail and Road Debacle Coming Soon Unless Legislature Acts

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State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker recently announced in a letter and news release that proposed fare increases and service reductions would “undo decades of investment in our transportation infrastructure and initiate an economic death spiral for our economy.”

Here’s the news release, issued Tuesday, April 24, followed by the letter: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jim Cameron Speaks to Greenwich Audience About CT’s Transportation Funding Crisis

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The transportation in Connecticut is, to be blunt, in dire straits, commuter advocate Jim Cameron of Darien recently told a Greenwich audience. He also discussed possible solutions. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT Transportation Commissioner James Redeker, Legislators Speak Wednesday at Norwalk Forum

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A two-hour public forum on state transportation issues and problems will be held Wednesday evening with the state transportation commissioner and three legislators, including state Rep. Terrie Wood, who issued this announcement:

If you are a commuter or if you are interested in learning more about state transportation issues, I would like to invite you to a transportation forum in Norwalk on Wednesday, March 28 with Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker. (more…) Continue Reading →

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No Free Ride: Connecticut Needs Tolls and Gas Taxes: Cameron on Transportation

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Am I the only person in the state who thinks Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan for tolls and gas taxes makes sense? Probably. But let me try once again to overcome the usual objections and myths and explain why Malloy’s plan is fair and necessary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hudson River Rail Tunnels Shoulda, Coulda Been Done By Now: Cameron on Transportation

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It should have been done by now: 2018 was the expected completion year of the new railroad tunnels under the Hudson River. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Blame Gov for Transport Project Delays, Blame the Legislature: Cameron on Transportation

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Fare hikes, rail service cuts and a freeze on transportation projects. As he promised in December, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced them all last month. Rail commuters and highway drivers are understandably outraged, but they should direct their anger not at the governor or the state Department of Transportation, but instead at the Legislature. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Predictions for Roads, Rails and Air Transport in 2018: Cameron on Transportation

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I recently reviewed my transportation predictions for 2017 and gave myself a B+ for a final grade. Not bad for a guy who doesn’t even own a crystal ball. This week, I’m doubling down on some predictions and offering a few new ones. So tuck this column away and give me a prognostication grade this time next year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How My Transportation Predictions for 2017 Worked Out: Cameron on Transportation

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This is the time of year when some commentators kick back and do end-of-the-year wrap up stories, as if you haven’t been paying attention for the past 12 months. Bah, humbug. I don’t review the past… I predict the future! So let’s review my prognostications as published one year ago and see how good my crystal ball really was. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT’s Prospects Get Ever Darker for Transport Funding, Even for Maintenance and Plowing: Cameron on Transportation

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Fare increases, reduced train service, less highway snowing plowing, postponed construction. All of these and more are on the horizon, say Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut DOT because our Special Transportation Fund is running dry. I hate to say I told you so, but … (more…) Continue Reading →

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