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Transit Advocate Jim Cameron To Talk Metro-North Woes At Darien Library

Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron.
Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jim Cameron

DARIEN, Conn. -- Jim Cameron will speak in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room on Thursday, March 10, at 3 p.m. as a part of the Senior Moments series, a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors.

Cameron will present "Metro-North: From First to Worst." He will answer such questions as: How did the best commuter railroad in the U.S. suddenly become the subject of federal safety investigations after a series of derailments and collisions claimed lives? Why is Metro- North’s survival crucial to real estate prices in Darien? What’s the future of rail service along Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”?

Cameron moved to Darien in 1991 and, as a commuter he said he saw first-hand the deterioration of service on Metro-North. Rather than just getting mad, he did something about it. Cameron joined the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, created by the Connecticut Legislature, and served for 19 years, four of them as its chairman.

In 2014 he resigned and formed a new effort, The Commuter Action Group. He is also a member of the Representative Town Meeting in Darien, is program director of the town’s TV station, Darien TV79, and is author of the newspaper column, “Talking Transportation” which runs in 25 newspapers across the state.

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