Jim Cameron

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“Talking Transportation”: We’re already paying tolls !

Did it come to anyone’s surprise that Connecticut roads were recently named “worst” in the US in a White House study conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers?  They told us what we already know:  41% of Connecticut’s 21,000 miles of highways are in “poor” condition and 30% of our 4200 bridges are “structurally deficient”. Speaking of which… how about our Governor, Dannel Malloy, whose aspirations for a job in the Clinton administration have him favoring political pandering instead of public policy. Two years ago US Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox visited Hartford when Foxx was seeking support for the President’s transportation plan. At a press conference, the Governor joined the assembled Congressional delegation (all Democrats) and was quick to beat up on the Republicans in Congress for stalling progress.  But when a reporter asked about having Connecticut help pay its own way with highway tolls, the Governor reacted as if he’d found a turd in the punch-bowl. Continue Reading →

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Commuter Action Group’s Jim Cameron: Is Metro-North a Vendor, Partner or Fanged Sloth?

After 19 years as a member of the Commuter Council, Jim Cameron resigned, but did not quit. Cameron formed the Commuter Action Group, inviting commuters to use a web app, Twitter and Facebook to bypass the DOT and Metro-North to appeal directly to legislators. According to Cameron, complaints about safety and delays have inundated legislators in Hartford. Addressing the RMA in Greenwich on Wednesday, Cameron picked apart Metro-North’s record of safety and delays. Continue Reading →

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