Over 65 years ago, many commuters led a revolt against the conditions they faced commuting via the New Haven Railroad.
Talking Transportation is a weekly opinion column written by Jim Cameron, a longtime CT Viewpoints contributor and rail advocate based in southwestern Connecticut.
A long, awkward, crowded summer ahead for New Canaan commuters
It’s going to be a rough summer for commuters from New Canaan as they cope with Metro-North’s shutdown of all trains on the New Canaan branch.
How to kill a train line
We just added shiny new M8 cars to Shore Line East and increased train frequency on the Waterbury branch… and now they want to cut service?
Connecticut’s drunk driving problem
In 2020 our state ranked third in the nation in drunk driving deaths. And our lawmakers are not setting a very good example.
Bed bugs, Twitter and CT’s revolving door
It’s been an interesting week for the transportation scene in Connecticut, with good news and bad. See if you can figure out which is which.
The cruise ship in the sky
The Brabazon, built in 1949, had sleeping berths, a sit-down restaurant and a separate movie theater, all to serve just 60 passengers.
When it’s hot and the railroad draw bridge is working not.
To keep the rails cool in hot weather they used to paint the bridge tops white and even sprayed water on the tracks. Sometimes that wouldn’t be enough.
Remember the dangers CT highway workers face
Visit the headquarters of the Connecticut Department of Transportation in Newington and inside the front lobby you’ll see a strange memorial: orange safety cones draped in black.
Long Island: So close to CT, yet so far away
With so much to do on Long Island, one wonders why it’s so hard to get there from Connecticut.
Zone gasoline pricing — secretive and nonsensical
If your car only averages 25 mpg, driving ten miles roundtrip will cost you more than you may think you’re saving.
Talk of pedestrian deaths touches a nerve
Last week’s column on the increase in pedestrian deaths brought us a lot of comments. Here are a few for you to consider.
Rising numbers of pedestrian deaths and injuries need everyone’s attention
She was just walking her dog. Seconds later she became the latest statistic in a growing list of pedestrians killed or maimed this year in Connecticut by motor vehicles.
Yet another I-95 study, fixing nothing
The latest example of wasting money: a $7 million, three-year traffic study of I-95, the fifth such study in 20 years.
Connecticut and monorails: A history of going nowhere
Monorails are not in Connecticut’s future and are not the answer to our woes.
Attacks are a threat to CT mass transit workers — and the entire system
An incident in late December is just one of many in Connecticut, New York City and nationwide in what is an increasing incidence of violence aimed at our mass transit workers.