Trucks are, with few exceptions, not allowed on the Merritt Parkway… and with good reason.
Jim Cameron | Columnist
Jim Cameron is founder of the Commuter Action Group and advocates for Connecticut rail riders. He writes a weekly column called "Talking Transportation" for CT Mirror and other publications in the state. Read past Talking Transportation columns here. Contact Jim at CommuterActionGroup@gmail.com.
CT’s commuter rail is still too slow
Yes, there are new trains on the Waterbury branch… and three new express trains from New Haven, but overall our rail service in Connecticut is still too slow.
Hope for new Hudson River tunnels
A new agreement could help widen a gateway vital to the Northeast’s economy, including Connecticut’s.
We assume we are safe on Amtrak and Metro-North
When we board a train in Hartford or New Haven, we settle into our seat and zone out. We assume we’re safe. That’s what passengers on an Amtrak train in Missouri thought last week.
Welcome to Connecticut?
First impressions count. And the first impressions we give visitors arriving on I-95 aren’t as positive as they should be.
Readers like to rail, then rant
I love getting feedback from you, my faithful readers. So I thought I’d share some recent comments.
Why do trains have names?
Ah, for the glory days of American railroads!
One toke over the Connecticut line
While Connecticut is still months away from legal recreational pot sales, it could be a boon for tourism and tax revenue when it finally happens.
New M8 cars notwithstanding, Shore Line East’s future not bright
Now that the M8s are finally running on Shoreline East, trains will run a bit faster. But the problem is there are so few passengers.
Hovercraft service from Bridgeport to NYC — an idea whose time came, then went
A little known part of Connecticut’s transportation history is that almost 40 years ago, commuters could ride in a hovercraft from Bridgeport to New York City.
One million U.S. deaths and Connecticut’s spotty recovery continues
How are we all recovering from this pandemic? Joining transportation experts last week on a panel discussion, I heard mixed results.
Why is there still no free Wi-Fi on Metro-North?
Commuter railroads across the U.S. offer Wifi, including Boston’s MBTA. Not Metro-North, but that may change.
The CT legislative session’s good, bad, ugly… and ‘fuelish’
As legislators congratulate themselves for cleaning up our state’s air, they encourage further driving, worsening our air pollution, while discouraging use of mass transit.
If Connecticut state workers are overpaid, why so many open jobs?
If the salaries and benefits of these so-called cushy state jobs are so great why can’t CDOT fill the 700 job openings it anticipates in the next few months?
Metro-North’s hypocrisy unmasked
For Metro-North to encourage commuters to come back to their trains and then allow them an unsafe ride is hypocrisy.