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(In-Person)Talking Transportation with Jim Cameron

Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator Jim Cameron offers a lively presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation future:

  • Will riders ever return to commuter rail in big numbers?
  • What will happen when train service is cut and fares increased?
  • Where will money be found to repair our highways?
  • How will new residential / workplace trends affect CT’s economy?

Cameron explores the options in an engaging, thought-provoking 45 minute workshop with plenty of time to hear your ideas and answer your questions.  Cameron has been called “the transportation guru” having spent over 25 years working and reporting on the issue.

A former NBC News anchor, Jim Cameron is recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.  A Connecticut resident for over 30 years, he served 19 years on the Metro-North Commuter Council, later founding the Commuter Action Group. He also authors a weekly newspaper column, “Talking Transportation” which runs in the CT Mirror and other online news sites.

Presenter: Jim Cameron is a longtime commuter advocate and commentator on transportation issues in the state of Connecticut. Born and raised in Toronto, Jim attended Lehigh University and then worked in broadcasting and journalism in Hartford, Boston and New York City. He is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award for his work at NBC News. In 1993 he joined the CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council where he served 11 years as Vice Chairman and four years as Chairman. He later founded The Commuter Action Group to push for reforms on behalf of Metro-North riders.

Since 2003 he has authored a weekly newspaper column and blog, “Talking Transportation”, which appears Mondays in the CT Mirror. He is also author of the tell-all book: “Off the Record: Confessions of a Media Consultant” Jim has lived in Darien for 30 years where he serves as Program Director of the town’s government TV station, Darien TV79. He also serves on the Merritt Parkway Conservancy and Darien’s “Representative Town Meeting” but says he has no aspirations for higher office.

Registration is required for this in-person event.

Details

Date:
Saturday, April 6
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

AFPL Adult Programs
Phone
860-673-9712 ext 4
Email
avonref@avonctlibrary.info
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Venue

Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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