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Jim Cameron, Columnist

July 16, 2021 |

Jim Cameron is a founder of the Commuter Action Group and former chair of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council. A veteran television journalist, he writes about transportation issues facing Connecticut commuters.

Not on board: Advocate quits state RR commuters' group

November 25, 2013 |

Jim Cameron has quit his position as chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council. Jim Cameron has quit his position as chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council. Jim Cameron has quit his position ...

Commuters to Metro-North: We want our money back

February 13, 2013 |

Associated Press Following numerous storms that have knocked out rail service between Connecticut and New York City, a commuter group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn't use ...

Metro-North brass slammed over RR hot-weather meltdown

August 19, 2011 |

Fairfield's Diane Lisi addresses flawed rail service as the Metro North Railroad, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council hold a public meeting, Conn., August 18, ...

State to buy 80 more new cars for Metro-North RR

August 3, 2010 |

Rodney Chabot, a New Canaan commuter and member of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, said the decision to act on the option to build the cars made sense given that manufacturing the trains in Kobe, Japan, ...

There may be an app for that: Metro-North RR tries paperless tickets

July 14, 2012 |

The technology is being developed by London-based Masabi US Ltd., which is also working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to introduce smartphone rail ticketing on Boston commuter trains this ...

Sour taste: With higher rate of problems than expected, are Metro-North's new cars lemons?

February 2, 2014 |

-based Kawasaki Rail Car Co., were unsuccessful. ... Still standing "As commuters, we can definitely feel it," Connecticut Rail Commuter Council Chairman Terri Cronin said of the car shortage. ... Winter woes ...

Hearings set on proposed Metro-North fare hikes

August 17, 2011 |

Cassidy, Staff Writer A significant number of Connecticut rail commuters would likely switch to driving rather than swallow the overall 16.4 percent rail fare increase proposed by Gov. Dannel P Malloy, according ...

Riding high: Metro-North RR passenger total hits record

January 29, 2013 |

Overall, the railroad's three lines provided 83 million rides, its second best year ever, enough to defend its claim as the nation's busiest commuter railroad from the Long Island Railroad, which provided 81.7 ...

Commuter group survey faults Metro-North RR on range of issues

April 15, 2014 |

The survey, conducted by the Commuter Action Group, is meant to capture overall -- but not comprehensive -- levels of satisfaction among the New Haven Line's 115,000 plus daily commuters, CAG founder Jim Cameron ...

The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council meets tonight

September 18, 2013 |

Stamford411 Martin Cassidy The newly reconstituted Connecticut Rail Commuter Council will have its first official meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Democratic Caucus Room on the fourth floor of the Stamford ...

Metro-North makes 'quiet' RR cars a permanent feature

March 23, 2012 |

Connecticut launched the pilot program, called New Haven Line CALMmute, on Jan. 9, after a trial on the Hudson and Harlem lines that began in the fall met with good reviews from passengers. ... Jim Cameron, ...

Metro-North RR power disruption cost state $62M

October 11, 2013 |

Staff and wire reports Connecticut's economy lost $62 million during the recent 12-day disruption of commuter rail service along Metro-North Railroad's busy New Haven Line, according to an analysis by the state ...

Metro-North pledges full service back on track Monday

October 6, 2013 |

A 138,000-volt Con Edison feeder cable knocked out train service Sept. 25 to an eight-mile stretch of the nation's busiest passenger rail line, resulting in massive headaches for commuters who faced trains that ...

Anger sparked by Con Ed refusal to cover RR ticket losses during disruption

October 29, 2013 |

Richard Blumenthal said Monday the giant New York utility has to reimburse rail commuters. ... "One hundred years ago, this service was state-of-the-art," said John Hartwell of the Connecticut Rail Commuter ...

Metro-North RR 'quiet' cars hit the tracks

January 9, 2012 |

Judd Everhart, a DOT spokesman said the trial will likely last three months and include a survey to gauge commuter response. ... Terri Cronin, vice chairwoman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, which ...

On the line: High-speed RR options scrutinized

April 7, 2013 |

Malloy told federal railroad officials that Connecticut's economic success is tied to expanding rail systems and creating a new high speed rail corridor while still investing in the existing New Haven, Shoreline ...

Legislators want to keep transit projects on track

February 22, 2011 |

Fox had been hoping the governor would include nearly $50 million in funding to replace the deteriorating rail station parking garage downtown and replace the Atlantic Street overpass where trucks delivering ...

Rail travails: Metro-North grapples with winter cutbacks

January 29, 2011 |

The bulk of Connecticut's fleet of rail cars was built in the 1970s and is particularly sensitive to cold-weather conditions, as drifting snow can make its way into electronic circuitry and wiring mounted in ...

Commuters rail at Metro-North RR for litany of woes

February 19, 2014 |

This week, the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, a 15-member body meant to serve as the official voice of commuters, announced it would hold its own forum at 7 p.m. ... Mitch Fuchs, a member of the Connecticut ...

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